Egg-citement all the way

Onre of the event organisers Fiona Davison winning the mums race. Photograph Keith Robertson
Onre of the event organisers Fiona Davison winning the mums race. Photograph Keith Robertson

BELSAY enjoyed lots of fun and games on Saturday, with support from a sporting giant.

The second Village Fete event, which featured traditional stalls, terrier racing and an ‘Egglympics’ egg throwing contest, was held to raise money for Belsay First School and the local cricket club.

The special guest was former Newcastle Falcons and Scottish international rugby player Doddie Weir.

Richard Dodd, one of the event organisers and county councillor for the Ponteland North ward which includes Belsay, said: “The day went very well and more people attended than last year.

“There was an increase in stalls and although there was one nasty shower which meant the book stall had to go inside, the weather was alright for most of the afternoon and evening.

“Everyone enjoyed the attractions and the egg throwing was a smashing success. Doddie was brilliant for us as he opened the fete in his Tartan suit then ran the kids games section.

“Hopefully, we will be able to build the event each year so it becomes an annual fixture on the calendar.”

Refreshments were covered by an all-day barbecue, a tea stand, a hog roast and a bar in the evening and there was also a performance from Hexham band Razor Sharp.