The Old Vicarage Residential Care Home set in the picturesque village of Otterton, attracted over 200 people at its popular annual summer garden fête which raised £2400. Every year half the monies from this fundraiser event are donated to Otterton Primary School, with the remaining monies to two charities chosen by the home’s residents. This year was an extra special occasion as the 24-bed home is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The monies raised were distributed between three worthy causes, £1200 to the local Otterton village school, and £600 each to RNLI and Mill Water School; a purpose-built school in the grounds of Bicton College, educating pupils with severe and profound learning difficulties.
Visitors browsed the many stalls manned by staff, residents and volunteers; including: arts and crafts; bric-a-brac; tombola; a plant stall including vegetable plants, flowers and climbers all grown from seed at the home and the ever-popular cake tent. Fundraising also includes raffle prizes kindly donated by local businesses.
The event culminated with children from Otterton Primary School, with pupils aged from 4 – 11 years, entertaining visitors with enthusiastic and energetic country dancing display.