Tweed Hospital Fete to be 'bigger'
GET ready for one of the biggest events on the Tweed.
The Tweed Hospital Auxiliary annual fete is on this Saturday and the word is it will be bigger and better than ever. The Tweed Hospital Auxiliary publicity officer Mary Ranger says members have been busily preparing for the event for months.
“The fete has been held every year since the formation of the auxiliary and is our biggest fundraiser for the year,” Mrs Ranger said.
“Last year we raised $31,000 and this year we hope to do even better.
“All the money raised goes toward equipment for the Tweed Hospital.”
In years gone by, Mrs Ranger said there was usually a line-up of hundreds of people waiting for the fete to open.
“It really is quite remarkable. There are literally hundreds waiting for the doors to open and we usually have two to three thousand attend,” she said.
“And we have everything from homemade jams and pickles to sweets and cakes, handmade Christmas decorations and gifts, babywear, produce and plants, toys and craft, jewellery, books, trash and treasure and pre-loved clothing.
“There are also raffles and a chocolate wheel as well as light refreshments available.”
Mrs Ranger said the people power used to organise the fete each year was incredible.
“It really is a reflection of the wonderful community we live in that we're able to support our local hospital,” she said.
“So come one, come all.”
Tweed Hospital Fete will be held at the Tweed Civic Centre on Saturday, October 10, from 8am to 1pm.