Winterfest fundraiser

Haddenham Winterfest barbecue
Haddenham Winterfest barbecue

The Annual Haddenham Winterfest was held with its usual mix of good food, lovely beers and excellent entertainment.

Once again the weather was extremely kind and on what turned out to be a dry, warm and not too windy day, the Haddenham Lodge of Freemasons donned their aprons to serve up barbecue food.

With more than 1,100 people in attendance during the afternoon on Saturday, December 12. There was no shortage of customers and the team had sold its full complement of 350 sausages and burgers before it got dark.

The meat, supplied by Wrens of Thame, was up to its usual high standard and quite a few people were noted to have come back for seconds.

The Master of Haddenham Lodge, Richard Forrest, said: “Once again the event has been an outstanding success and we must congratulate the Beerfest committee on their superb organisation and give our thanks for inviting us to participate once more.

“We raised £700 on the day which will all be donated to local charities and good causes by Haddenham Lodge and the Beerfest Trust. It is also one of the many and varied ways that Bucks Freemasons core values of friendship, integrity and charity are promoted as part of our commitment to assisting every part of our community.”

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