Successful fundraising fete for Castle Acre playing field

A giant paella and some good old fashioned Blitz spirit was the order of the day for a fundraising fete.

Today's event in Castle Acre, which was meant to be held on the playing field, was moved to the village Hall in Pyes Lane.

It was organised by the Castle Acre Playing Field Committee and all the funds will go towards the upkeep of the green space.

Sarah Brown, committee secretary, said: 'It has been brilliant. It is a testament to people's spirit. It is bucketing it down with rain but everybody can say, 'Yes we can do it.''

Other attractions at the fundraiser included traditional games, face painting, and competitions for the best knobbly knees most amazing artwork and most irresistible cake.

The committee was formed in November 1960 and manages the playing field, which has a pavilion, skatepark, playground, basket ball court.

Last year �4,300 was raised for the playing field and the summer fete is the group's biggest event.

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Another fundraiser on the playing field will be organised for later on this year.

The playing field was given to Castle Acre Parish Council 35 years ago by the Rt Hon Edward Douglas Coke.

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