Meadowlark event rocks up £4K for community centre

Kedington Cubs win the Best in Show Fred Phillips Trophy and the Youth Trophy for their Flinstones ANL-160613-102234001
Kedington Cubs win the Best in Show Fred Phillips Trophy and the Youth Trophy for their Flinstones ANL-160613-102234001
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When it comes to interpreting the theme ‘Rock of Ages’, the people of Kedington let their imaginations run riot, with everything from the Flintstones to Punk.

It was all part of the Kedington Meadowlark fund raising week in aid of the village’s Community Association, which is a charity running its community centre and Great Meadow.

Ketton Bowls Club Punk Rockers, John and Sheila Lithgo with Jack Walker capt and Christine Oxford. 
Picture Mark Westley ANL-161206-102623009

Ketton Bowls Club Punk Rockers, John and Sheila Lithgo with Jack Walker capt and Christine Oxford. Picture Mark Westley ANL-161206-102623009

Rock of Ages was the theme for a scarecrow festival held during the week, won by a creation of rock star Prince holding an umbrella with purple rain falling on it, and for the parade around the Great Meadow as beginning of Saturday’s Meadowlark Day.

The parade’s Best In Show Fred Phillips Trophy and the Youth Trophy were won by the village Cubs’ Flintstones effort, but the judges, who included West Suffolk MP Matthew Hancock and Meadowlark Queen Lucy Bowers, 13, had a difficult choice.

During the week, there were events for all ages with a running and cycling Duathlon followed by cream teas last Sunday plus indoor bowls and a cribbage and darts nights.

Saturday was a traditional village fete for all the family, with fairground rides, a barbecue, beer tent and whole range of stalls.

Community association chairman Steve Brown said the week, which ended with Songs of Praise in the community centre on Sunday, had raised about £4,000. He added: “A lot of people have put in a great deal of effort to make it a success and I’m grateful for their time and energy.”