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Nansledan Summer Fayre 2023

The NCA team wants to say a massive thank you to all those who braved the rather inclement weather and came out to show support for the Summer Fayre. Weather-wise we started with a bit of hope and positivity. Unfortunately, as the day progressed the weather took a turn for the worse, meaning the event shut down an hour before its planned closure. But spirits were still high as the team brought another successful event to Nansledan. The dog show, run by our very own Sarah from Ladyvale was a great success with loads of our cute pooches taking part. Well done Sarah and our very own Judges from Pooches Pet Care. Same again next year?

For all the stall holders, we hope you made some profit on the day or had plenty of enquiries for your services, I received a top-notch service from The Cornwall Bicycle Project who gave my road bike the once over. We had our very own entrepreneur Ethan Beckman setting up his Stall “Restorik Clothing” and looking to self-fund his university course. Good luck Ethan. We also had Ladyvale selling their yummy cream teas. The Newquay Orchard came along and showed everyone what they are getting up to over in the amazing Orchard. They run regular workshops so always worth having a look.

Our live music was provided by a group of talented Newquay students from Treviglas. Their band “Voyage” blew us away with a set of popular tunes which we all knew. One of the band members was Amy Mulkerrins a Nansledan resident. Amy did a solo set. Wow! What a voice. After a chat with the band I discovered that all four of the students did incredibly well in their GCSE results. Congratulations. Next up was Lana Jo “Queen of Light” Lana writes her own songs and her style could be best described as poetry in the form of Rap. Very powerful words. The final musicians, once again, Nansledan Residents Ashley Harding and Emelia Dabrowski were unable to play as the weather took a turn for the worse and it was decided that they would perform again at one of our future events. However, you can listen to Ashley’s debut album “Spoon Music” released very recently on Spotify. A great listen.

Our biggest thanks go to all our volunteers who turned out on the day to make the day a success, despite the weather. Special mention to the following: Priscilla Windsor Brown, who persevered through the rain selling raffle tickets and BBQ tickets; Richard Wooldridge, top Chef on the grill; the Stanger family, who turned up on the day and offered their support and helped Richard run the BBQ, Johnathan and Sarah Prosser who were there throughout helping set up the Gazebos, both at the start and at the end of the day.

Annalisa Mather for running the Tombola stall with the help of Sue and Linda Cooke. William Benson for running the games stall keeping the kids and adults entertained. Janice Swanson and Julie Tamblyn for running the bookstall in the Methodist Hub. Good decision by Janice to run the bookstall indoors. Thanks also to Amanda from Langleys Chocolate, Pauline Scotting, and Ian Teague for offering the use of your Gazebos.

Lastly, thanks to the sponsors who without their support the event may not have been possible. Our sponsors were the Duchy of Cornwall Team and all three Developers: CGFry, Moorish and Wainhomes, Jimmy from Shiva for sponsoring this year’s dog show. And many of our raffle prizes were also donated by our local businesses so thanks again to you all. I hope I have covered everything and if I have missed you then please forgive me. Keep an eye out for our next event and we are also getting ready for our NCA AGM in October so watch this space.

Theresa Ferguson: NCA Events Coordinator

All images taken by Hugh Hastings

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