Weather fails to dampen spirits

PUBLISHED: 12:23 16 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:29 10 June 2010

May I, through your columns, express the sincere thanks of the executive committee of the Exmouth Hospital League of Friends to all who supported and attended our 48th Annual Hospital Fete, which took place at the hospital on Saturday, August 9, despite t

May I, through your columns, express the sincere thanks of the executive committee of the Exmouth Hospital League of Friends to all who supported and attended our 48th Annual Hospital Fete, which took place at the hospital on Saturday, August 9, despite the bad weather.Poor weather meant we had to take a late decision to move into the hospital buildings, and we are most grateful to the hospital staff for allowing us to do so and for organising the clearing of rooms and corridors in the Dewdney Unit to make it possible. As always, we were very grateful to the hospital departments, local organisations and friends and supporters of the hospital who provided a variety of stalls, and to all those who contributed prizes for the hospital draw, including local businesses Paul Ashby-Crane and Tesco Stores Ltd.Special thanks are due to Mrs Jean Grant and her team of ladies from Withycombe Women's Institute who, once again, supplied, prepared and served excellent teas on the hospital lawn throughout the afternoon, despite the difficulties caused by the weather. We express our thanks also to the Exmouth Town Concert Band for their entertainment, John Tansley of East Devon Farmers' Market for supplying and erecting the awnings without which teas on the lawn could not have been served, Exe Trail Ices for coming along with their 'stop me and buy one' tricycle and to Exmouth Round Table for their invaluable assistance in clearing up at the end of the afternoon. Reg Heath,Hon Secretary,Exmouth Hospital League of Friends,39 Meadow View Road,Exmouth.

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