Cuddles with meerkats were the order of the day at Sutton School fete

Sutton Fete

Sutton Fete - Credit: Archant

Meerkats won the hearts of everyone at a summer fayre which raised around £3,000 toward a new outdoor adventure trail for children.

Sutton Fete

Sutton Fete - Credit: Archant

The Friends of Sutton School (FOSS) charity organised a host of family fun at the annual event that is always well supported by villagers.

Karen Simpson, secretary of FOSS, said: “We need to say a huge thank you to our sponsors and also to school staff who all man the stalls on the day.

“Also big thanks to helpers and local people who turn out in force to support us.”

The event boasted meerkats and snakes from The Animal Experience, human hamster balls, a spitfire flyover, fire engine and police cars and a host of traditional summer family fun like coconut shies hoop la and trade stands.

There was also bouncy castles, fun and games, a raffle with some great prizes and the popular entertainment arena which gives local groups a chance to perform.

The committee has just finished paying for stage lighting for the school and now begins a new round of fund raising for the trim trail outdoor play equipment.