Organisers of new Fayre in the Square festival in Weymouth seek worthy causes to support

VARIETY: The battle re-enactors from Portland Garrison will be appearing at the Fayre in the Square

VARIETY: The battle re-enactors from Portland Garrison will be appearing at the Fayre in the Square

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IT’S all systems go for a community festival taking over streets of Weymouth at the end of the month.

Now organisers of Fayre in the Square are looking for good causes to support.

Fayre in the Square is a new Whitsun bank holiday weekend event organised by Weymouth Rotary Club.

It’s based around Hope Square and Trinity Road by the harbourside and will include live music, street entertainment, buskers, dancers including Bishan Bollywood dancers, a battle re-enactment from Portland Garrison, food and crafts stalls.

At the end of it all, Rotarians hope to distribute money to deserving causes.

Dennis Corbett from the club said: “This event will raise money for local good causes and local charities. So please contact us with your cause or charity and we will do our very best to accommodate as many as possible.”

Mr Corbett said everything was coming together for the event, which will be on Sunday and Monday, May 25 and 26.

He said: “The entertainment takes place on and around the stage from 10am until 6pm on both Sunday and Monday.

“With too many acts to mention, suffice to say that old favourites such as Replay, WOW, Silhouettes and Rotary’s own Darron Garnett will all be performing.”

Programmes can be obtained from Waterside Holiday Park which is sponsoring the event, Londis Harbour Stores and Pilgrim House.

Organisers will be holding a prize draw over the next two weekends in the square outside Debenhams. Prizes include £500 cash and a hotel and theatre visit to London.

A major beneficiary of the draw has already been nominated as the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.

Charities and good causes that would like to be considered for funding should apply in writing to Pilgrim House, 1 Hope St, Weymouth DT4 8TU. Or email pilgrimhouse For more information about the event search for Fayre in the Square on Facebook.

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