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Sunshine helps draw in the crowds to Alder Carr Starwberry Fayre in Needham Market

PUBLISHED: 17:59 17 June 2017

There was a lot of fun to be had at the Alder Carr Strawberry Fayre in Needham Market. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHY

There was a lot of fun to be had at the Alder Carr Strawberry Fayre in Needham Market. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHY

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More than 2,000 people are thought to have enjoyed festivities at Alder Carr farm in Needham Market today as it held its annual Strawberry Fayre.

One of the classic cars on display at the Alder Carr Strawberry Fayre.
 Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHYOne of the classic cars on display at the Alder Carr Strawberry Fayre. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHY

Attractions included performances from the Stowmarket Boys Brigade band and displays by the Blodorn Englar Viking Reenactment group and the Haughley Hoofers, as well as a mobile zoo, bouncy castles, food and craft stalls and face painting.

The strawberry fayre gained its name as it is held in mid-June, when strawberries are at their ripest.

The annual event raises funds for a different charity each year, with the East Anglian Air Ambulance the 2017 beneficiary.

Speaking from the farm on Saturday afternoon, event organiser Annette Attwood said: “It’s fantastic. Everyone is having a really good time.

Fun for all the family in Needham Market as it hosts the Alder Carr Strawberry Fayre.
 Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHYFun for all the family in Needham Market as it hosts the Alder Carr Strawberry Fayre. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHY

“There’s lots of children and lots of people with their dogs.

“It’s bigger then last year. Last year was good and it was cold and we had rain.

“We’re very pleased and hopefully we can raise as much money as possible.

“It was my son who said ‘mum, you have known people who the air ambulance has come out to’, so we decided to support them.”

Sionainn Morris, aged three, with an owl at the Needham Market Strawberry Fayre. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHYSionainn Morris, aged three, with an owl at the Needham Market Strawberry Fayre. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHY

Last year the event, along with some other fundraising events, raised £2,300 for charity.

Live music performances entertain the crowds at the Alder Carr Strawberry Fayre.
 Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHYLive music performances entertain the crowds at the Alder Carr Strawberry Fayre. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHY

Sionainn Morris, aged three, with an owl taken along by mobile zoo Zootastic. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHYSionainn Morris, aged three, with an owl taken along by mobile zoo Zootastic. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHY

Crowds at the Alder Carr Strawberry Fayre. Picture : RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHYCrowds at the Alder Carr Strawberry Fayre. Picture : RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHY

The Stowmarket Boys Brigade Centenery Band performs. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHYThe Stowmarket Boys Brigade Centenery Band performs. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHY

A performance by the Stowmarket Boys Brigade Centenery Band. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHYA performance by the Stowmarket Boys Brigade Centenery Band. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHY

More than 2,000 people are expected to have attended the 2017 Alder Carr Strawberry Fayre. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHYMore than 2,000 people are expected to have attended the 2017 Alder Carr Strawberry Fayre. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHY

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