Strawberry teas raise £2,000 for church
Villagers have raised £2,000 for their local church at an annual summer fete.
The Woolley Strawberry Teas event has been running for more than 30 years as a way to raise vital funds for the upkeep and maintenance of the church.
A few years ago the donations were diverted to the Woolley Valley Action Group, which is fighting a controversial farm development in the area, but this year the money was once again given to All Saints Church.
The event sees residents gathering together in the main street, which is closed to traffic for the day, so they can enjoy refreshments and games.
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They even managed to catch a break in the weather and, after a week of rain, the sun shone down on the area for the afternoon.
Robert Craven, who has long been involved with the strawberry teas event, said its ongoing success proved the strength of community spirit in Woolley.
He said: "It is really a quintessential English village event where the whole village gets together, with people making cakes and things like that.
"What is interesting is that the population of the village hasn't changed that much over the years so the spunky 50-year-olds of 30 years ago are now brisk 80-year-olds who still want to be involved.
"There is a sense of everybody coming together, because we don't have a pub, and people doing their bit for each other. There is a sense of generosity and we just open the doors for the day."