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Revel one of few summer events to survive

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THE St Saviour’s Church annual revel is still on the summer calendar but with a revised date.

Roger Arundale, people’s warden of St Saviour’s Church, said the annual revel would go ahead, but on 1 August and not mid-July as has been traditional. (Picture by Sophie Rabey, 28394139)

Originally set for mid-July, it will now be happening on Saturday 1 August between noon and 3pm.

‘Lots of things have been cancelled in Guernsey for this year and we deliberated for more than a week on whether it could go ahead, though not on the original date,’ said people’s warden Roger Arundale.

‘The alternative was to wait until next July, which we are not prepared to do.’

The format will be similar to the 2019 revel, which raised £7,000 for the church.

A key part of the fundraising success has been the raffle. This year it has staycations among its 28 prizes.

One is a night for two at Stocks Hotel in Sark with £60 spending money, a guided tour of the Seigneurie gardens, plus the boat fare.

Another is a night for two at The White House Hotel in Herm, £50 to spend and the boat fare.

There is also a day trip to Jethou and the chance to have a picnic for 10 at loophole tower No 5. on L’Ancresse Common with six bottles of wine.

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The draw will take place at the revel, where musical entertainment will include the Salvation Army band, L’Assemblaie d’Guernesiais dance group, and singer/ songwriter Ocean White. There will be a repeat of the popular tug-of-war of finale.

The afternoon will feature various stalls including local produce.

Side shows will include model train rides, tombola, lucky dip, coconut shy, splat the rat and a classic car display.

The revel will be taking place in the field at the back of the rectory and parking will be free.

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Anyone wishing to donate good quality toys, books and bric-a-brac is asked to contact stsaviourschurch@cwgsy.net.

Raffle tickets will be sold at the following locations.

. 4 July Forest Stores.

. 17 July M&S L’Islet and St Martin’s.

. 18 July Alliance

. 25 July Morrisons, St Peter’s.

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