More than 400 people turned out to enjoy a village church fete, despite a worrisome weather forecast.

However, the organisers and fete-goers needn’t have worried as East Portlemouth Church Fete turned out to be a relatively dry affair on Sunday, August 12.

Taking place in the stunning gardens of Ager Point, the fete hosted all events that come with a traditional country fete - Punch and Judy, cream tea, salls selling books, bri-a-brac, local produce and cakes. The human fruit machine proved its popularity, where rather than having the spinning reels of a normal fruit machine, it comprised of the volunteers holding the selection of fruit where, if the fruit are all the same, the player won a prize.

There was also the ever-popular tombola, while adult tastes were satisfied by a bottle raffle and a ‘Vitamin P’ tent - selling Pimm’s and Prosecco.

The raffle saw a local resident win the top prize of a weekend stay at Hotel Endsleigh and the auction of promises included a bid of £600 for the use of a box at the famous Royal Albert Hall in London.

The fete raked in £8,500, and of which, 25 per cent (£2,125) will be shared between the Devon Air Ambulance, Children’s Hospice South West, the East Portlemouth Village Hall and the Kingsbridge Food Bank. The remainder will be used to maintain and run the ancient St Winwaloe’s Church in East Portlemouth.

The organisers would like to thank all of the generous sponsors of this year’s fete, everyone who worked so hard to make the event so much fun and so successful, and, of course, all who came along to enjoy the fete and support such a worthwhile event.