Entertainment aplenty as Beccles Hospital Fete is well supported

The Sir John Leman Jazz Band perform. Picture: James Bass

The Sir John Leman Jazz Band perform. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

The organiser of the Beccles Hospital Fete has praised the community for supporting the popular annual event.

The Beccles Hospital Fete. Picture: James Bass

The Beccles Hospital Fete. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

Rotarian Paul Randle, who organised the fete with help from his committee and members of the club, said people continue to show support because of the 'respect they have for the hospital'.

Mayor of Beccles Graham Catchpole was on hand to open the fete at 2pm on Saturday (June 25) – kicking off a packed schedule of live entertainment.

Performances from the June Glennie School of Dance and the Sir John Leman High Jazz Band proved extremely popular with visitors.

'The dancers were as good as they always are the jazz band were just superb,' added Mr Randle – who is part of the Rotary Club of Beccles.


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The total amount raised on the day has yet to be calculated, but it is hoped that a considerable sum can be presented to the Hospital League of Friends and a large number of local medically-related charities.

A number of exciting games for the children and adults also took place – along with a large selection of stalls, a bouncy castle and ice cream van.

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Miss Beccles, Stephanie Tsang, also attended the event with her prince and princesses – drawing the prizes of various raffles and competitions.

Mr Randle added: 'I am delighted with the amount of people we had there and everybody seemed to have a really good time.'

For more reaction, and pictures, pick up Friday's Beccles & Bungay Journal.

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