Co-operative Scheme launched at Westbourne primary fete

WESTBOURNE Primary School was bathed in sunshine for its summer fete last Saturday, which saw lots of revellers come out to enjoy the festivities.

The Southern Co-operative’s new £10,000 community support card scheme, which is being run to raise funds for two organisations was also launched at the fete.

Westbourne Co-operative is aiming to raise up to £7,500 for the primary school, by encouraging shoppers to sign up for a community support card to be swiped every time they shop there.

There were activities for all ages at the summer fete, including a barbecue and a hog roast, music, singing, dancing, a cake stall, raffle and tombola.

Some children even had to opportunity to hold birds of prey such as kestrals and watch them fly over the busy event.

Teresa Williams, event co-ordinator for the Southern Co-operative, said: “The summer fete was a really good event and very successful for the launch of our first community support card scheme at Westbourne.

“There was a great turnout of visitors, around 250 people came along and most stayed for the afternoon.

“The raffle was really popular too – the whole event raised an additional £800 to be shared between Westbourne Primary School and the Good Companions Club which we’re also supporting this year.”