Littleport woman’s summer fete in memory of her mum raises £1,500 for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity

Tina Cowley, Gemma Butcher, Sally Talbot and Erica Spencer.

Tina Cowley, Gemma Butcher, Sally Talbot and Erica Spencer. - Credit: Archant

A Littleport woman’s summer fete in memory of her mum has raised £1,500 for charity.

Sally Talbot and her best friend Eleanor.

Sally Talbot and her best friend Eleanor. - Credit: Archant

Sally Talbot held the fundraiser at The Yoga Hut in Redmere in aid of the Arthur Rank Hospice, which cared for her mum Rosemary.

“Once again I think my mum would be proud,” she said.

“I raise money in her memory after losing her to cancer in 2015 as well as raising awareness of how amazing Arthur Rank is.

The Jaggard family lining up to win prizes on the draw.

The Jaggard family lining up to win prizes on the draw. - Credit: Archant

Sally added: “As the fete started the heavens opened and we found ourselves in torrential rain, thunder and lightning.


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“To say we were all gutted was an understatement as so much hard work had gone in to the fete.

“However, after about an hour the sun came out, we all dried off and had the most amazing afternoon.

The Yoga Hut Summer fete

The Yoga Hut Summer fete - Credit: Archant

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“We had refreshments, games, raffles galore and have raised £1,500. We want to give special thanks to G’s Fresh of Ely, who let us use their land for the fete, donated portable toilets for the day along with a fantastic salad hamper for our raffle.

“Once again we were supported by local businesses including Twenty Pence Garden Centre, Cherry Hill Chocolates, The King’s Arms and Developing Dogs, who donated a three night stay at their holiday cottage.

“Massive thanks go to our family and friends who we couldn’t do without at these events, for helping out, making and donating, and coming along to support us.

The Yoga Hut Summer fete

The Yoga Hut Summer fete - Credit: Archant

“The money will be split, with some going directly to Arthur Rank Hospice and some to support the Arthur Rank Sahara Trek, which our friend Grant is taking part in, in memory of his mum.

“Some of the funds raised will go towards the extension of The Yoga Hut and I am now offering free sessions at the hut for staff and volunteers of Arthur Rank Hospice.

““We set up The Yoga Hut in November 2015 with the idea of sharing the benefits of meditation and yoga with as many people as possible.

The Yoga Hut Summer fete

The Yoga Hut Summer fete - Credit: Archant

“It was a godsend to me while mum was ill and continues to be a massive part of my life,” added Sally, who has been teaching yoga locally for 13 years.

For more information about The Yoga Hut, visit www.facebook.com/YogaHutRedmere

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