Sun Brings Out Crowds For Rotary Fun Day

Yesterday’s good weather brought out the crowds for the Rotary fundraising fun day at Holgate’s Green.

Turnout was high and stallholders who were selling goods along The Strand reported good sales.

Sonia Scott was selling off old books from the former Heritage Centre shop and those were going well. And she had a star buyer – Sonia says Matt Horne from TV show Gavin and Stacey bought a set of old metal advertising signs from the stall.

Islanders and visitors on the green got to spin a wheel of fortune, jump on the bouncy castle, play a gig-related game, race chickens or eat burgers, cakes and freshly made doughnuts.

For Rotarians, the challenge was on to find something new for the annual event – Richard Chiverton introduced a jumbo-sized sack race using 1-tonne aggregate sacks from the building site with room for two people inside.

Tim Guthrie, says he wasn’t sure how many people would turn up but is delighted that the crowds came.

And Tim says there’s one sign of how honest our community is – they left two barrels of Ales of Scilly beer out on the green overnight and they were still there in the morning!

You can see photos from the Rotary Fun Day in our gallery here