THE sun shone on Change of Scene’s seventh anniversary fundraising event at the Spinney Light Railway near Farnham.

The unusual pets, Mead the dairy goat, Tango the corn snake, two giant tortoises and some newly hatched chicks were greeted with delight by children and adults alike.

The 200 guests bought generously from the 16 stalls, raising more than £2,600 of much-needed funds for Change of Scene’s work with local disadvantaged children.

Forty-four volunteers helped set up and run the event with diligent marshalling provided by the ‘Buffs’ so ensuring the safety of people walking along the road and at train crossings, Barfield School provided parking and St Peter’s School Guildford provided a mini-bus, whose driver ferried people to and fro.

Sue Weaver, the voluntary chief officer of the charity, was delighted at the turn out for the event: “A huge thank you to all the people who joined in the spirit of the day and supported Change of Scene. The hard work of all the volunteers and supporters of the charity meant that everyone had a great afternoon”.

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