A VILLAGE fête’s organising committee hopes to be able to donate their wellies to a good cause on Saturday as the sun shines on an Olympic-themed event.
Visitors are asked to bring spare shoes to donate to Stand By Me at the entrance to the Christleton fête at the village primary school.
Young people from Waverton and Christleton, together with five adults, are collecting spare shoes to take to Bekoiji in Ethiopia where in August they are spending four weeks helping to improve the local school.
The fete parade from Christleton village green to the primary school in Quarry Lane starts at 1pm. The fête runs from 1.30-5pm.
A host of villagers of all ages will all be kitted out as Olympians and will parade from the village green to the primary school playing field, led by the primary school’s own samba band.
Entering by the new curriculum path into Christleton’s very own Olympic field, Lupus, Chester Football Club’s mascot, will officially open the Christleton Olympic Games Fete 2012 together with two local Olympic torch bearers, Huw Barratt and Hannah Jones, who will crown the new Rose Queen.
Christleton will also be informally twinned for the day with the six London boroughs that will host the 2012 Games.
The fête committee invites everybody to join the parade wearing suitable Olympic costumes, and if you can’t do that, turn up at the entrance dressed as a famous athlete, in the five coloured rings, or even as Pierre De Coubertin, founder of the modern games.
A record number of stalls and sideshows have been booked for this year, as well as all the usual favourites.