Pocklington summer fair pulls community together

A fundraising summer fair in Pocklington last Saturday saw the local community come together and help raise about £2,000 for charity.

The event, on the town’s West Green, featured a variety of attractions for the whole family to enjoy.

Gladiator joust (Field day NPOC ROG010845).

Gladiator joust (Field day NPOC ROG010845).

One of the main attractions was live music from local acts, including Mike Gledhill, Keo Vaych, Livvy Rooks and Ten-79.

There was also a BBQ, bar, balloon launch, bouncy castle, children’s sports races, morris dancing, Gladiator joust, a magic show, face painting, craft stalls and more.

Mayor of Pocklington Ann Cox, who helped organise the fair, said: “It was fantastic and really well attended. The weather of course helped.

“Everyone had great fun.”

Councillor Cox says the event, which was the first summer fair held in Pocklington in years, was such a success that it will be held again next year.

The £2,000 raised on the day will be split between the mayor’s two chosen charities, Pocklington Play Area Group and Pocklington Relief in Need.

During the event, a special plaque was unveiled on West Green in recognition of the field being awarded Queen Elizabeth II Playing Field status.

More pictures in this Thursday’s paper (1 August).