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BBQ & Bounce: St Michael's C of E summer fayre raises over £4,000 for Bishop's Stortford primary school



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Barbecue and bounce were a match made in heaven for St Michael's C of E Primary School.

The summer fayre, branded BBQ & Bounce, at the school in Apton Road, Bishop's Stortford, on Sunday (June 26) raised over £4,000.

It was hosted in conjunction with Evo Inflatables, sponsored by North Street estate agent Russell Property and attended by the mayor, Cllr Dave Anderson.

Evo Inflatables provided the bouncy attractions at St Michael's summer fayre (57570745)
Evo Inflatables provided the bouncy attractions at St Michael's summer fayre (57570745)

As well as the bouncy attractions – for which children aged 3 to 11 could have unlimited use with a £7.50 wristband – and barbecue food, it featured a bar, a soccer shootout, games stalls, face painting and a raffle among other draws.

Admission was a discretionary donation to the school's parent-teacher association (PTA).

PTA chairman Marie Gorman said: "Thanks to the impact of Covid and the rise of inflation, school budgets are tighter than ever.

Men at work on the barbecue at St Michael's summer fayre (57569109)
Men at work on the barbecue at St Michael's summer fayre (57569109)

"Previously, funds raised by the PTA were used for nice-to-have things like climbing frames and a sandpit. The funds are increasingly being used to plug holes in the school budget for things needed to keep the school running – things that make a difference to the children's education.

"Without these much-needed funds, the school will suffer and in turn the children's experiences of primary education."

She thanked the "supporters, sponsors and army of volunteers" who made the fundraising possible.

St Michael's head teacher Rachel Griffiths with Stortford mayor Cllr Dave Anderson
St Michael's head teacher Rachel Griffiths with Stortford mayor Cllr Dave Anderson
The mayor with the St Michael's cheerleaders
The mayor with the St Michael's cheerleaders
Mayor Cllr Dave Anderson tries to land a ping pong ball in a jar to win a prize on one of the stalls
Mayor Cllr Dave Anderson tries to land a ping pong ball in a jar to win a prize on one of the stalls
Fayre's fare: Grub's up at St Michael's summer fete
Fayre's fare: Grub's up at St Michael's summer fete
The soccer shootout game (57573787)
The soccer shootout game (57573787)
Football target game at St Michael's summer fayre (57569468)
Football target game at St Michael's summer fayre (57569468)
Don't be shy - try to win a coconut! (57569493)
Don't be shy - try to win a coconut! (57569493)
Smiles all round at St Michael's C of E's summer fayre (57574337)
Smiles all round at St Michael's C of E's summer fayre (57574337)
Come on in! St Michael's C of E Primary School's summer fayre
Come on in! St Michael's C of E Primary School's summer fayre
Face painters were kept busy (57574137)
Face painters were kept busy (57574137)
A giant teddy bear on the soft toys tombola at St Michael's summer fayre (57571925)
A giant teddy bear on the soft toys tombola at St Michael's summer fayre (57571925)
The soft toys tombola (57571933)
The soft toys tombola (57571933)
Thirsty work at the summer fayre (57573870)
Thirsty work at the summer fayre (57573870)
Evo Inflatables provided the bouncy attractions at St Michael's summer fayre (57569542)
Evo Inflatables provided the bouncy attractions at St Michael's summer fayre (57569542)
Evo Inflatables provided the bouncy attractions at St Michael's summer fayre (57569569)
Evo Inflatables provided the bouncy attractions at St Michael's summer fayre (57569569)
Evo Inflatables provided the bouncy attractions at St Michael's summer fayre (57569578)
Evo Inflatables provided the bouncy attractions at St Michael's summer fayre (57569578)
Evo Inflatables provided the bouncy attractions at St Michael's summer fayre (57570911)
Evo Inflatables provided the bouncy attractions at St Michael's summer fayre (57570911)
Evo Inflatables provided the bouncy attractions at St Michael's summer fayre (57571139)
Evo Inflatables provided the bouncy attractions at St Michael's summer fayre (57571139)
Evo Inflatables provided the bouncy attractions at St Michael's summer fayre (57571762)
Evo Inflatables provided the bouncy attractions at St Michael's summer fayre (57571762)


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