Colin Firth is welcome guest

By Farnham Herald in Community News

HOLLYWOOD heartthrob Colin Firth dropped in to Hayfest last Saturday to watch his son Will perform on stage.

The Old Vicarage was packed with visitors enjoying the fun on offer at the charity event in Vicarage Lane in aid of the Bishops Meadow Trust to preserve Farnham’s green space.

Musicians Kodiak Island, Strange Child, Harry Marden and Potters Gate Taiko drummers entertained the crowd and Bex Partridge of Botanical Tales worked with visitors to create flower crowns.

Children enjoyed a ‘race to the top’ , thanks to Big Tree climbing company, which invited anyone from the age of six upwards to scale a tree and abseil back down.

Hants and Berks Ferret Club put on a ‘fast and furious’ race, when re-homed abandoned ferrets competed to be first past the post, and Tilford Rural Life Museum mounted a stand featuring interactive hands-on elements.

Festival goers were treated to a spread of home made curries and samosas by Curries from Home and an array of home-made marshmallows by Bonboosh Marshmallows were also on offer.

“The event raised more than £3,000 and could not of happened without all organisers and participants involved,” said Rebecca Partridge, whose husband Ed helped set up the trust. “A huge thank you to Lou James for hosting the event, we couldn’t do it without your tireless help and support.

“An extra big thank you to all the volunteers, Alex Scrivens, dog show compere, Meg Daniels, tea tent, St Andrew’s Infant School, Jo Alywin, BMT board member, Sue Green, weaving tent, the Gubb family, sweet stall, Pippa, Brian, Lawrie, Kevin, Deborah and Rufus,bar, Corin and Nick, set up, and Tessa Trench.

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