The Bishop’s fete has become a firm fixture in the diocesan calendar, with the Bishop heralding it as ‘Salisbury’s great family day out’.
The fete, in aid of the Diocese of Salisbury Medical Link, will be held on the 25 June in the grounds of the Bishop's garden, in the Cathedral Close, from 2pm to 5pm.
The money raised at the fete will help the Medical Link continue to provide treatment for the people of Sudan and South Sudan, who suffer from high levels of malaria, pneumonia and other water-related diseases.
South Sudan is attempting to emerge from decades of civil war and inter-border disputes. Damaged infrastructure, exacerbated by a severe drought, hinders the country’s progress. The Medical Link funds go entirely to supplying medicines, and training health workers such as lab technicians, nurses and midwives. In such a large country, it is difficult to travel without bus services. Many people walk half a day or are put on the back of a motorcycle to get medical help at clinics supported by the Anglican Church.
The stalls will be selling bric-a-brac, books, plants, homemade cakes, preserves and much more. Of course the excellent teas and cakes will be available to the accompaniment of the Amesbury Town Band and the Navy Larks Choir. There will also be games, a tombola and a raffle.
Come join for an afternoon of fun and help raise money for a very worthy cause.
Date: 25 June 2023
Address: 71 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2ER
Link to the poster is here.