Business brisk as local charities pull in the crowds
Around 1,100 people visited the event between midday and 4pm, where forty local charities had - in every sense - set out their stalls. BBC Guernsey undertook a live broadcast, with John Randall interviewing organisers and volunteers as part of the Channel Island-wide Saturday morning radio show.
Visitors to the fête were treated to a wide range of activities and attractions, including the opportunity to win a ride in a supercar. Refreshments were also on offer, plus entertainment in the central arena that featured live music, performing Majorettes and a dog training demonstration. Car parking was supervised by the Guernsey Scouts.
Organisers and volunteers breathed a collective sigh of relief when the previous evening's heavy rain was replaced by sunshine and a light breeze. Charity stalls enjoyed a busy afternoon, which concluded with an informal drinks reception hosted by the Lieutenant-Governor and Lady Corder to thank the many local charity volunteers for their service to the community.