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Again the people of Mortimer and surrounding villages made all the hard work worthwhile, as they ignored the early rain and turned out for the Mortimer Fun Day in their thousands. Everyone was then rewarded with a beautiful afternoon and evening after the 12 o'clock deluge!

The 3Sixty cycle stunt team amazed everyone with their tricks, I still can't figure how they could leap over a high jump bar from a standing start and I saw it several times.

Every part of the Fairground site was busy all afternoon and it was great to see lots of local clubs and associations taking the opportunity to run activities and raise funds for their organisations. The giant gas bottle hoopla was a first and we had some very popular football skills challenges. I'm sure the children were delighted to be greeted at the entrance by the Donkeys from the Little Dallas Donkey Sanctuary; I think they were kept well fed with carrots all day.

Sadly, the planned balloon flights were cancelled due to the strong winds, however this didn't detract from everyone's enjoyment of the day.

The MVP refreshment tent was busy with a range of fantastic cakes and as always the bar was pulling pints and serving glasses of Pimms, non-stop. Our Market row had a great range of traders selling everything from jewellery to olives and cosmetics to wine.

Please can everyone remember that the Fun Day was made possible by enormous efforts from many MVP members and volunteers as well as very generously sponsored by some great local businesses, too many to list here.......but you will have seen them listed in programmes, newsletters and Facebook posts.....and those business all deserve out patronage.

I hope the Fun Day has put everyone in the holiday spirit and I wish you all a sunny and relaxing summer.

Doug Overett 

MVP Chairman & Fun Day Project Manager

Fun Day Results

Calor Gas Hoop-La: The highest score, right at the end of the day was Mark O'Neil with 400 points. The runner up was Lee Daniels.

Guide Dogs Prize: Catherine Jenkins Ticket 14.

Raffle: All prizes have now been collected or delivered. The lucky winners were:


BBQ donated by Reading Calor Gas

Name: Emma Bushnell
Ticket: 4057


Pamper Hamper

Name: Dawn Newman
Ticket: 0849


Good ol’ boy Hamper

Name: Rachel Stubbs
Ticket: 4776


Family Fun Hamper #1

Name: Tracey
Ticket: 3475


Family Fun Hamper #2

Name: Len Keep
Ticket: 5099


Family Fun Hamper #3

Name: D. Stroud
Ticket: 3696


Fun on Wheels Hamper

Name: Nick
Ticket: 3832


Food and Drink Hamper

Name: Mrs Gibbons
Ticket: 1163


Health and Wellbeing Hamper

Name: Amy Chapman
Ticket: 1034

10 Budgen’s Food Hamper

Name: Pat Keats
Ticket: 0569


Dog food and treats

Name: Roger
Ticket: 5094

12 Queen’s 90th Birthday Biscuit Tin, Tray and Mug

Name: Natalie
Ticket: 5360


Rabbit Garden Ornament

Name: Heather Iber
Ticket: 3065


Bramley Bakery Hamper

Name: Laura Medhurst
Ticket: 5146


Bramley Bakery Coffee Cake and Lemon Cake

Name: A Harwood
Ticket: 5323

Walking for Health

Mortimer walks organised by West Berkshire Council take place every Tuesday and start from the community centre car park. There are always two walks – at 10:00 a regular walk of around 3.5 miles that lasts about 1hr 30 mins; and at 09:45 a longer, faster, version of around 5.25 miles that lasts from 1 hr 45 mins to 2 hrs (we always all meet together back at the Horse & Groom at around 11:30 to 11:45 for coffee). All are welcome – new walkers please simply make yourself known to one of the walk leaders.  More details can be found at

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