ORGANISERS of a new street festival were delighted to hand over the proceeds to good causes.

A total of £10,000 was raised from the Fayre in the Square, the Rotary Club of Weymouth’s free family event based around Hope Square and along the harbourside.

It was held over two days on Sunday, May 25 and Monday, May 26.

The area was packed out with crowds who came to see the live music, dance displays and other street entertainment while browsing the many food, craft and charity stalls.

A presentation was held where cheques were handed out to different groups, including WOW Youth Musical Theatre, whose members performed at Fayre in the Square.

Dennis Corbett from the Rotary Club said: “When back in the winter of 2013 the Rotary Club of Weymouth had the idea of putting on an event in Hope Square no-one could have envisaged just how successful it would turn out to be.”

He added: “The sun shone and our main sponsor, Waterside Holiday Parks, ably supported by more than two dozen generous other sponsors, ensured that not only was the event great, but the Rotary Club was able to raise a substantial sum of money for good causes.

“Seventeen different charities and local causes met at Pilgrim House in Hope Square to receive a combined sum of £10,000, the proceeds of fundraising back in May.

“The evening was hosted by Rotarian Darron Garnett, and was attended by more than 90 Rotarians, partners and charity representatives. This was one of those special occasions when Weymouth comes together to do something really worthwhile, and it’s fair to say the ‘feel good factor’ was very evident throughout the whole of the room.

“The Rotary Club of Weymouth would like to thank all of their supporters, who helped to make the Fayre in the Square successful. It’s already booked in for 2015 on May 24 and 25.”