Addingham Spring Fayre takes Tour de France theme

Winners of the Tour de France-themed painting competition at Addingham Civic Society Spring Fayre, with MP Kris Hopkins and competition judge Sue Ross

Winners of the Tour de France-themed painting competition at Addingham Civic Society Spring Fayre, with MP Kris Hopkins and competition judge Sue Ross

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Addingham Civic Society’s Spring Fayre this year took on a special cycling theme as preparations for the Tour de France continue.

Racing bikes were sent on loan from Ilkley Cycles, there was Tour de France face painting, Addingham cycling gifts on sale and special cycling themed cakes.

A member of the village's 'The Tour Addingham' committee was also on hand to talk about Addingham and the Tour de France.

Civic Society chairman, Jim Robinson, said: “We had more people through the door of this Fayre then we've ever had. The local businesses were very generous with their donations for our raffle, we had 20 prizes given to us. The Society funds will be a lot healthier as a result of a great day.”

Addingham Primary School children took part in a Tour de France painting competition with over 100 entries.

The difficult job of judging was undertaken by Sue Ross, and the winners were presented with their certificates by MP Kris Hopkins.

They were also given prizes which were donated by Craig Minto from the Fleece pub.

Mr Hopkins bought one of the special Addingham Tour de France polo shirts and entered into the spirit of the event by having his face painted with a cycling motif.

He said: “It was a great privilege to be invited to attend the Spring Fayre once again and, in particular, to be asked to present the children’s prizes.

“There is so much positive work going on in Addingham and Civic Society members deserve great credit for their unceasing energy in doing good things for local residents.

“With the Tour de France getting ever closer, 2014 promises to be a year to remember for Addingham and the surrounding area.”

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