A SPECTACULAR turnout of 1,500 visitors made this year’s Friends of Solihull Hospital (FOSH) Summer Fete a great success.
Over £5,500 was raised to buy equipment for the hospital, thanks to commitment and generosity of local people, volunteers and businesses.
The annual event, held this year on Saturday (June 2), was blessed with lovely weather and saw a record turnout manage to make its way through over £1,000 of burgers, hot dogs and homemade cakes.
Over 1,295 raffle tickets were purchased with FOSH chairman Liz Steventon drawing the winners.
The Mayor of Solihull, Coun Flo Nash who was accompanied by her daughter, Karen Brown officially opened this year’s fete.
Entertainment included the Birmingham Pipes and Drums alongside dance, martial arts and dog training displays as well as the always popular children’s races.
This year, a team of 32 volunteers were responsible for organising the event, which depend on the support of local people and businesses.
Liz Steventon, chairman of FOSH, said: “The Fete is one of our key fundraising events and seeing so many families here today, fills our hearts with joy.
“It reminds us, all the effort that goes into making today a success, is definitely worth it and the number of attendees shows us how important it is to continue the work we do to support Solihull Hospital patients.
“The community continues to give us so much support and so much energy.”
For more about Friends of Solihull Hospital contact Liz Steventon at [email protected]