THE Tydd St Giles Church restoration fund was given a welcome boost on Saturday following a garden fete.
The fete, held at the home of Jane Melloy, raised £1,510.76 for the fund, which raises money to renovate and repair the Grade 2* listed church.
High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire Richard Barnwell and his wife Beverley went along to the fete and spent the afternoon with local residents.
Jane said: “It was absolutely brilliant. There was a lovely atmosphere. The High Sheriff spent all afternoon here, going to all the stalls and talking to everyone.”
There were plenty of games for visitors to enjoy, including a beanbag game board – a board with different sized holes cut in it to throw the beanbags through – that has been in the village for more than 100 years.
The winners of a competition run at Kinderley Primary School, based around Thomas Clarkson, were also presented with their prizes at the fete.
The church restoration fund, which has been in existence since 1982, is currently raising money to rewire the church, a job that will cost in excess of £10,000.