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What a scorcher!

Monday 19 June

Our annual Summer Fete and Dog Show at the Hospice on Sunday was hot, hot, hot!

Despite the soaring temperatures, more than 500 people came to spend an afternoon enjoying lots of entertainment, activities and a delicious barbeque in our beautiful grounds.

Mia Patterson, Community & Events Manager said: “We are delighted with how the Summer Fete & Dog Show went this year and are grateful to so many people for their help in making it happen.  There were stalls from our Day Hospice, Man Shed and the Ward; one of the Night Staff Nurses came straight off duty to set-up and run her stall of gorgeous jewellery!

“We like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to the Esher Wood Carvers who were busy in the Man Shed, the Thames Morris Men who entertained us with some fantastic Morris dancing, folk band ‘Shebang’,  magician – Terry Lambert, award-winning Kingstonian Ice Cream, Thameside Brewery, Ann Flew for running the Dog Show and the many members of staff and volunteers who helped on the day (and in the run-up to the day).”

Beth Ridgely, one of the event organisers said: “As it was Father’s Day it was great to see so many dads and grandads with their children and grandchildren having fun in the sun. It really was a lovely day.”