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Fete fun raises over £6,500 for hospital funds

Friends of Solihull Hospital are celebrating after raising more than £6,500 at this year's summer fete.

Liz Steventon
Liz Steventon

Friends of Solihull Hospital are celebrating after raising more than £6,500 at this year’s summer fete.

The fete, held within the hospital grounds, featured a day jam packed with entertainment including a dog training display, dance and martial arts demo, children’s races, bouncy castle and cream teas.

The event was drawn to a close by Mayor of Solihull Joe Tildesley drawing the raffle.

Liz Steventon from the Friends, pictured, said: “Each year the summer fete is one of the major events in our fundraising calendar and we normally raise in the region of £4,000 but we never could have never envisaged raising more than £6,500 from this year’s event.

“We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved in this year’s fete and to all who attended for helping us achieve this amazing amount.

“The day was a lot of fun and the money raised will go directly towards purchasing equipment for our Hospital. The Friends of Solihull Hospital Association have spent over £226,000 on equipment for patients at Solihull Hospital in the last 18 months and this would not have been possible without the support of our local residents and businesses.”

If you would like to find out more about the Friends, volunteer or make a donation, email Liz Steventon on liz@steventon.net

 

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