Crowds flock to Orthopaedic Hospital's annual Summer Fete

Reporter:

Emily Davies

The rain held off as the League of Friends hosted their annual Orthopaedic Hospital Summer Fete.

Hundreds of people descended to enjoy an afternoon of Victorian fun to mark 150 and 160 years since the birth of founders Dame Agnes Hunt and Sir Robert Jones.

There was live music, stalls, a unique Penny Farthing Experience, vintage cars, Blood Bikes, fairground rides, go karts and even an RJAH Bake Off and a dog show, plus RAF Shawbury dropped in with their helicopter, and gave a ‘nod’ as they left.

Opening the event was the Mayor of Oswestry, Councillor Vince Hunt, with the Mayoress, his daughter, Amber, who rode a penny farthing believed to be from the year of Dame Agnes’ birth, while he and hospital chief executive, Mark Brandreth, judged the in-house cake contest.

Victoria Sugden, from the League of Friends, said they expect to again raise at least £10,000 which will go towards the Horatio’s Garden project and equipment for the hydrotherapy pool, plus other areas in the hospital.

She added: “It was a really great day and fun was had by everyone.”

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