Summer fair brings community together for Mayor’s charities

Disney Characters- Elsa, Snow White and Anna.
Disney Characters- Elsa, Snow White and Anna.

A fundraising summer fair in Pocklington saw the local community come together and help raise about £950 for charity.

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

One of the main attractions was live music from local acts as well as Djembebash who produced a drumming performance before encouraging members of the public to join in.


There was also a bar, stilts walkers, bouncy castle, children’s activities, Dangerous Steve, purple pig petting, a dance display and much more.

Mayor of Pocklington Martin Ratcliffe, who helped organise the fair, said: “It was a brilliant day with beautiful weather to make it a really well attended event. Residents have really got behind the event and supported it wonderfully to benefit some fantastic local causes.”

The £950 raised on the day will be split between the mayor’s two chosen charities, Pocklington uniformed groups and the Pocklington Canal Amenity Society.

Councillor Ratcliffe said: “I would like to thank everyone at the town council including Ann Cox who is the real driving force behind the event. A special mention also to Peter Winterton and Paul West for helping to organise the event.”

Planning has already started for next year’s fayre with Saturday 30 July 2016 the chosen date for the event.

Post photographer Roger Pattison was in attendance to capture the day’s events.