Wisbech’s Rose Fair 2018 raises £13,000 for St Peter and St Paul’s Church repairs

PUBLISHED: 09:33 07 September 2018 | UPDATED: 09:34 07 September 2018

Volunteers at this year's Rose Fair - Wisbech Rose Fair 2018 has raised around £13,000 for St Peter and St Paul’s Church in the town. Picture: SUBMITTED

Volunteers at this year's Rose Fair - Wisbech Rose Fair 2018 has raised around £13,000 for St Peter and St Paul’s Church in the town. Picture: SUBMITTED

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Around £13,000 has been raised for St Peter and St Paul’s Church at this year’s Rose Fair and will go towards building repairs to “keep it going”.

Wisbech Rose Fair 2018 has raised around £13,000 for St Peter and St Paul’s Church in the town. Picture: SUBMITTEDWisbech Rose Fair 2018 has raised around £13,000 for St Peter and St Paul’s Church in the town. Picture: SUBMITTED

Following a structural inspection, volunteers discovered that repairs, costing around £200,000, are required for the church.

A spokesman said: “A huge thank you goes out to every single person who helped to make Wisbech blossom and bloom.

“To all those involved the hard work was worth every aching muscle because the result was better than ever but there again it is every year.”

Christian Wagner, Major of Nettetal, Germany - Wisbech Rose Fair 2018 has raised around £13,000 for St Peter and St Paul’s Church in the town. Picture: SUBMITTEDChristian Wagner, Major of Nettetal, Germany - Wisbech Rose Fair 2018 has raised around £13,000 for St Peter and St Paul’s Church in the town. Picture: SUBMITTED

The event has been running in the town for 55 years and some of the volunteers at the church have attended every year since the start.

The spokesman added: “We really need some fresh, new, young volunteers if we are to keep going for another 55 years.

“One memorable moment during the four days, and there were many of them, was when we realised that we had a visitor from as far away as Germany!

“Christian Wagner, Major of Nettetal, Germany, was visiting with Kay Mayor, chairman of Fenland District Council.

“So to all those people who came from near and far to support the event thank you and we hope you had an enjoyable time, please come again for Rose Fair 2019.”

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