Annual fund-raising event to welcome springtime this weekend - The Rugby Observer

Annual fund-raising event to welcome springtime this weekend

SPRINGTIME will be welcomed at an annual fund-raising event this weekend.

Daffodil Sunday returns to the grounds of Newnham Paddox country house – the country estate of the Earl and Countess of Denbigh – near Monks Kirby on Sunday (April 16).

Visitors can take woodland and lakeside walks in the scenic grounds designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown.

Attractions include displays of woodturning, vintage vehicles, pottery, archery, ferrets, owls and alpacas, and entertainment from the Dunchurch Band, the Ocho Rios Steel Band, the Lions Chorus, and the Jill Bartlett Dancers.

Stalls include Rugby Distillery, Welland Valley Vineyard, samosas, hotdogs, fudge, preserves and plants, locally made ice cream, teas and refreshments.

Daffodil Sunday is the main fund-raising event for the Friends of the Revel C of E Churches group, comprising St John the Baptist in Brinklow, Holy Trinity Church in Churchover, All Saints Church in Harborough Magna, St Edith’s in Monks Kirby, St Denys’ in Pailton, and St Leonard’s in Willey.

Stephen Hall of the Friends of the Revel CofE Churches said: “The event has grown year-on-year and has become probably the major spring event in the area, with thousands of people of all ages taking the first opportunity to enjoy a day outdoors after the winter.

“Last year set new records in attendance and funds raised for our churches. All C of E churches have to be self-financing, and get no regular support from elsewhere.”

The event will run from 11am to 4pm on Sunday April 16.

Admission costs £5 for adults, and is free for under-16s. Parking is free.

Visit or call 01788 833993 for more information.


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