Kinver Country Fayre has awarded grants totalling more than £18,000 at its annual ceremony in the village. MP for South Staffordshire, Gavin Williamson, was on hand to give out the cheques to the delighted recipients. Gavin was joined by several of the fayre’s sponsors, including, Chris McQuillan of Hired Onine, Sarah Mason of Thursfields, Simon Doble of Love Your Blinds & Richard Walker of NFU Mutual.
As a charity, the Fayre raises money to help the local community, with the 2015 event having brought in record funds. 38 different organisations benefited from the Fayre’s success, with monies going to a wide range of good causes. These included: Kinver First Responders, The Robert House Project, Midlands Bloodbikes, the KSCA, Kinver High School, Brindley Heath & Foley PTA’s, Kinver Rotary Club, Kinver Guides, Kinver Scouts, Scout Camp Service Team & Kinver Fitness Collective.
“It’s brilliant to be able to help so many deserving causes,” said Fayre Treasurer Paul Wooddisse. “We really can make a difference to the community and the fact that, over the last five years, we have been able to give away a total of £49,000 in grants makes all the hard work worthwhile.”
Plans are underway for the 2016 Fayre taking place on Sunday 19 June – so please do get in touch if you would like to help, as volunteers are always needed – email email@example.com
Photographs courtesy of Steve Austin of Purelight Photography.
Our Father’s Day Fayre is a great midsummer day out for all the family. The historic village of Kinver has staged the Fayre for over thirty years and seen the event grow to become one of the region’s leading summer shows, attracting over 10,000 visitors. Besides offering fun for all, the Fayre raises money for local good causes, with £10,000 donated in 2014 to a host of charities and community organisations.What’s on offer this year? Dozens of stalls, delicious food and drink, craft demonstrations, children’s entertainment, vintage vehicles, heavy horses, a real ale tent, live music and dance, a fun dog show, a full programme of arena events – the grand parade through the village – and some amazing entertainment.This year we are proud to announce our headline act, The Knights of Middle England, one of the UK’s top jousting teams with many film and TV appearances to their credit. They will be providing some spectacular shows during the day. Find out more at www.knightsofmiddleengland.com.We’re hoping to see you all there.
There were 5024 visitors to the Kinver Country Fayre website in June, of which 3313 were unique. 950 unique visits were made on 17th June. The programme, which includes sponsors, was downloaded 963 times.
Mobile phone users in June accounted for 5% by Android, and 2% by i-phone.
The website continues to get traffic throughout the year, with an average of 750 uinique visitors per month (excluding June).
The Midlands Heavy Horses returned to Kinver on Saturday 26th May to deliver beer for the Country Fayre. The horses delivered Enville Ale to the Cat Inn at Enville, returned to the Kinver Brewery to reload, and then delivered to the KSCA, Constitutional Club and The Cross Inn. The horses returned to the High Street to collect logs from the Village Greens to take up to the Rock Houses. The event was jointly sponsored by Kinver Brewery, Enville Ales and Black Country Ales.
You can watch the video here if you missed the event, or wish to watch the marvellous horses in action….
The horses will be returning for the Kinver Country Fayre on 17th June
The climate around Kinver is ideal for viniculture. There is a private vineyard in Kinver Village, and a large commercial vinyard only seven miles north of Kinver Village at Half Penny Green. The Half Penny Green Vineyards produce up to 60,000 bottles of award winning red and white english wines from their 25 acre estate. Individuals or small…… Read More
Enjoy a dog agility display in the country fayre arena by local dog handlers Dogs R Us Druac is a fun dog agility club, who train at Ashwood Nursery near Kinver.The agility display is sponsored by Mike & Sue Higgs … Read More