This afternoon along with my colleague Cllr Steve Williams I attended my first School Summer Fair of the season at Foxfield School in Douglas Drive. The weather was overcast but very warm and the event was really well attended. It had all the usual stalls, raffle, auction and a baerbecue for burgers and hot dogs. One of the most popular attractions was throwing cold wet sponges at Andre Baird, the Headteacher, well done Andre!
I was delighted that the Mersey Tunnels Police attended bringing along one of their Landrovers for the kids to get an idea of what the Tunnel Police do, (Merseytravel have a very special relationship with Foxfield). Merseyside Fire and REscue Service als came along and you can imagine their Fire Appliance was a real draw for the youngsters, and the mums, dads and grandparents.
Sadly I did not win anything in the raffle (well I have not had a call yet?) but I did bid successfully for a bottle of Champagne. Set myself a top bid of £8, but got sucked into the bidding war and ended up paying £11, still great value.
Hopefully the event will have raised lots of money for the school and I would like to put on record my thanks to all those people who organised the event, all the local businesses that supported it by donating raffle prizes as well as auction items, and of course everyone who attended making the day the success that it was. Next Saturday its on to Christchurch School Summer Fair, follwed the following FRiday with Lingham Primary School………