Redland May Fair raises more than £1,500

August 24 2017

The Redland May Fair is a free, not-for-profit community event, organised by the Redland & Cotham Amenities Society each year.

The Redland May Fair is a free, not-for-profit community event, organised by the Redland & Cotham Amenities Society each year.

Abigail Shepherd said: “Overall it was a lovely day (particularly given last year’s drenching) and the bucket collection came to £1,543.27 which, plus Gift Aid will be given to this year's nominated charity, Caring in Bristol – a small, local charity which helps homeless and vulnerable people in Bristol.”

The Ambling Band got things started at 1pm on Redland Green and the May Fair was soon busy with fair-goers coming to explore the stalls, meet friends and enjoy everything the May Fair has to offer. 

In the main arena there was Morris dancing from Rag Morris dancers complete with hankies, bells and a hobby horse, and maypole dancing by pupils from the Steiner School. There were fun-fuelled games for kids, including  the team from Sharky & George, and Mr Brown's Pig's puppet show, Fez the Jester and storytelling with Cassandra.  

The church halls, bowling club and tennis club were kept busy providing refreshments and a chance for fair-goers to recharge before Bristol Samba performed, drawing an appreciative audience to watch their dancing and drumming.

Abigail added: “We’re grateful to all the volunteers who make the fair possible and we can never have too many.”