A VILLAGE fete in the Cotswolds aimed primarily at children has raised a record-breaking amount for charity.

The Coln St Aldwyn Children's Fete and CHEQS Produce Show raised £8,000, which will be distributed to local children's charities.

Held on September 1, the event was fun day out for children and their families with many activities throughout the day.

Aimed primarily at the younger generation, entry for children was free, as were the children’s entertainments including Jester Giggles, games such as the Coln Wiggly Wire and Human Fruit Machine, a bouncy castle, the 'Coln Tapestry', face painting and the animals from Scrubditch farm.

The Dog Show kept the crowd entertained and there was plenty for grown-ups, including the famous Produce Show, book and clothes stalls, music from Josie & The Outlaw, and catering including a BBQ, pizzas by ‘bake’, a bar run by The New Inn and a tea tent full of home-baked creations.

The fete was made possible thanks to the support of many people and local businesses who gave generously of their time and money.

Organisers are now looking for worthy local children’s charities and activities to support this year.

You can email us with your suggestion at colnfunday@gmail.com or download an application form here from their website colnfunday.com