Ely summer fete raises £300 for residents of sheltered housing scheme

PUBLISHED: 15:28 24 August 2015 | UPDATED: 15:29 24 August 2015

A summer fete was held in Militia Way, Ely. Picture: BARRY GIDDINGS

A summer fete was held in Militia Way, Ely. Picture: BARRY GIDDINGS

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A summer fete in Ely raised about £300 for the residents of Militia Way.

Wendy Mitchall, who organised Saturday’s event for residents of the sheltered housing scheme, said: “It was nice to see them enjoy themselves rather than just sitting in their chairs in the living room.

“They all enjoyed a cup of tea, a piece of cake and a talk about what they have missed.”

About 40 people took part in a raffle, tombola and games including bottle in the bag, name the teddy and guess the number of sweets. There were also books, bric-a-brac and jigsaws for sale.

Mrs Mitchall said: “The money made will go towards giving the residents a sit down roast turkey dinner with all the trimmings as well as live music from Tom Kennedy and a dance.

“A lot of the money raised also goes towards funding days out for the residents.”

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