Huggate Fair organisers flying high

Organisers of the Huggate Fair are feeling sky high after the event, which featured helicopter flights above the Wolds, raised more than £4,000 for the local church.

Between 400 and 500 people flocked to the event last Saturday, held at Carter’s Barn in the village, and more than 120 of those enjoyed a 10-minute helicopter ride with a bird’s eye view of Huggate and its surroundings.

NPOC - Huggate fair - Helicopter rides

NPOC - Huggate fair - Helicopter rides

The event also featured a mix of traditional fun and games, including morris dancing, craft stalls, maggot racing, children’s games and competitions, hook a duck and more.

It was held in aid of St Mary’s Church in Huggate.

One of the fair’s organisers, Steven Poole, chair of St Mary’s Parochial Church Council, said: “We’ve recently spent in excess of £28,000 on building drainage.

“It’s a grade one listed building. If costs a large amount of money to run it every year.

“All the money we raised will go directly to the church.”

Speaking about the helicopter flights, he added: “Everybody, without exception, thoroughly enjoyed it.

“We are going to do it again next year.”

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