The Alternative Rushden Village Fete

The Rushden Alternative Summer Fete

In these unusual and difficult times we are all having to reinvent how we do things! The village hall and church will both, sadly, remain closed for weeks to come, but still need to have money raised this year.

Whilst the usual fete on the green cannot happen, we have thought of a few fun fundraising ideas for us all to get involved.

We will publish details of the events here over the next couple of weeks and how you can join in.

There is the cake stall - order cakes from Jenny for delivery/collection on the 20th June.

Make a scarecrow and display on your drive to win the most likes for a prize.

The exercise challenge needs you to raise a little money from family and friends to sponsor you to do either a walk, run, bike ride or exercise of your choice around the village - details to follow.

The White Elephant stall is going to be run by Karen and Steve Pettyfer - but this time items of quality donated will be sold on eBay.

Of course the Grand Raffle will take place - you will receive your tickets soon.

And there is a new 'hide and seek' around Rushden in pictures - to win a prize too.

All ideas and more to be announced will be explained in detail - so please keep a look out here!

We hope you enjoy and thank you for hopefully taking part!

The entry fees and sponsorship monies raised can be paid directly into the Village hall bank account:

Rushden Village Committee

Sort Code: 30-94-30

Account No: 01882493

We have also set up a donate page at

or if you prefer cash or cheque

please contact Sue Whiting 01763 288200

Thank you for your support.

The cake stall is open for orders!

This year our cake stall is slightly different but the quality is the same!

Jenny has a team of 7 bakers at the ready to take your orders by the 13th June please and paid for as well so they can have your cake ready and packed by Saturday 20th June. Please collect your cake from the village hall between 11.00 and 13.00 on the 20th. If you are shielding we can arrange delivery.


Email Jenny Barlow with your request on : [email protected]

or Phone: 01763 288028

All at £5:

Victoria sponge

Chocolate cake

Lemon drizzle

Gingerbread loaf

Banana and chocolate chip loaf

All at £5.50

Date and walnut loaf

Irish tea bread

Sultana and cherry loaf

Coffee walnut

Gluten and dairy free orange and almond loaf


Chocolate fudge torte - 2 available


Bakewell tart slices - as served at Mill End Plants

Please pay for your cake/s either online, or cash or cheque before the 13th June.

Please use the reference when online banking: 'cake'.

Our bank details:

Rushden Village Committee

Sort Code: 30-94-30

Account No: 01882493

We have also set up a donate page at

or if you prefer cash or cheque make payable to 'Rushden Village Committee'

and leave with Jenny at 'The Old Post Office', Bennett's Lane

Thank you.

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