ROTARY members from Newton Abbot have today, Saturday, stepped in to organise a Summer Fayre to replace the charity day normally held during the town’s carnival week. 

Rotary Newton Abbot has been busy lining up a fun-packed Summer Fayre today, Saturday, at Courtenay Park in partnership with Newton Abbot Town Council on Courtenay Park from Noon to 5pm.

Rotary stepped in when it was decided that the carnival was not going ahead this year. 

Rotary President Nick Richards was very keen that Newton Abbot had a memorable and fun community event in the summer as well as giving local charities an opportunity to raise both funds and awareness.

Rotarian Jane Camp is the event coordinator and with a team supporting her is determined that it will be a family event in the tradition of long-ago Rotary Summer Fayres.

Jane reports: ‘Despite having little time to put the event on, we already have over 15 stalls, a bouncy castle and fun run, some trade stalls, a circus performer as well as local food concessions – of course we will also be staging the ever-popular wheelbarrow race.’

Rotarian Martin Smith is organising the wheelbarrow race again.