All the fun of Westoe Village Fair as plans are unveiled for this year's celebration

A village will be packed with entertainment as its community holds an annual traditional fair.

Sunday, 16th June 2019, 5:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 18th June 2019, 1:27 pm
Westoe Village Fair will be held on Saturday, June 22.

Saturday will see Westoe Village Fair welcome visitors to about 40 stalls, with charities to get a boost from their sales.

Meanwhile, funds from tables set up by residents will be collected and then gifted to good causes who call for support during the next year.

Since 2009, the event has raised more than £35,000, which has then been pledged back into community organisations by the residents’ group.

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Stall holders will raise funds for a host of good causes through Westoe Village Fair.

In addition to a home-made cakes and hot drinks sale, a barbecue will also serve up food during the celebration, which will fun from 11.30am to about 3pm.

Nigel McMann, chairman of Westoe Village Residents’ Association, said: “This event is very satisfying because it means we can give something back to the community.

“It’s the first year we will have a steel band performing and so we’re trying something different.

“They will be at one end of the village, as they wanted to perform during the day but they didn’t want to disturb South Tyneside Hospital Radio.”

Living Waters Band entertaining the crowds at Westoe Village Fair last year, with the group to make a return for the event's 2019 programme.

The entertainment programme for the day – with times to be confirmed – includes Colours Steel Pan School Band, Hindu Nari Sangh Bollywood Sanddancers, Living Waters Marching Band, Line Dancing Ladies for Alzheimer’s North East, Harton Harmonisers, who will sing outside Westoe Hall, and a set by Genfactor finalist India Mason.