The FABS are getting ready to organize the School Summer Fete which is to be held with the Flower Show on Saturday 20th July 11am to 3pm at Bressingham Village Hall and Playing Field. More details about this will be on the website soon. Lesa Orford is the secretary of the Friends Association of Bressingham School and their aim is to raise money for the school. As we read from Kirsty – they raised £200 from their garage sales and hope to raise a lot more from the fete. It sounds as if it will be a great event with a grand raffle prize (Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 kindly donated by Midwich Ltd), lots of craft stalls, ferret racing, teddy bear naming, a gymnastic display, karate display, tug of wars, a fire engine and ambulance and lots more for you to come and browse. Park Radio will be coming so the fete will be “on air” – as well as giving music and entertainment. They are hoping that many of the school children and their parents will enter the competitions that are running with the flower show and maybe many of the parents will enjoy the “pimms” bar available.
Lesa is new to her role as secretary for the FABS team. Her daughter Ruby is in year 1 class 2 and her son Charlie will join Bressingham School in September. Although the Orfords live in Roydon they wanted their children to go to Bressingham. They wanted a smaller school and were most impressed by the open day they went to when they were shown round by a class 4 pupil. Funnily enough, Andy, Lesa’s husband went to Roydon school although he grew up in Bressingham! But he did play in Bressingham football team under 9’s to under 16’s. Lesa works for Midwich Ltd in Diss where she is a Senior HR Advisor and Andy works for Brownes Butchers in Harleston where he is Manager. So they are a very local family.