ON July 20, Huntington fete raised over £3,000 at their annual fundraising summer event.

Held every year since 1954, the fete has become a much-anticipated occasion on the Herefordshire calendar, held in the gardens of Huntington Court, home to William and Fiona Shone.

Dr Philip Cleland, who has lived in the village for nearly 50 years, opened the fete. Philip, an authority on small breed farming and a past president of the Longhorn Cattle Society, was a doctor in Kington for over 30 years.

Wilfred Maxwell, whose grandparents live in Huntington, presented Philip with a bouquet of flowers on behalf of the Fete Committee and all the supporters.

It was a lovely afternoon despite the odd shower and everyone enjoyed the traditional stalls, games, competitions and delicious teas provided by the people of the village. Throughout the afternoon, the Springfield Swing Band provided live music.

The funds raised from the fete will go to Huntington's two churches, the village hall and other local charities.

The organisers wish to thank everyone who attended and all those who helped out with the event, contributing to a great day for all.