June was another busy month. We constructed our trademark Spratley's of Mortimer "beach" at the Tadley Treacle Fair; this was another sandy success and meant that children (and parents!) could enjoy the free entertainment, courtesy of Spratley's. The organisers of the Fair were very grateful to have this unusal amenity and have invited us back in 2011!
Spratley's were also fortunate to be invited to attend the annual Mortimer St Mary's Summer Fair. Equipped with a super blue Vauxhall Tigra, champagne (for the free prize draw), helium and balloons galore, we spent a lovely few hours selling balloon race tickets (with all proceeds being donated to Mortimer St Mary's PTA).
The winning balloon was sent by Mrs M. Munson of Mortimer. Her balloon travelled a distance of 41.16 miles (as the crow flies) and was found in the back garden of a house in Gosport, Hampshire just 100 yards from the Solent! We presented Mrs Munson with her £50 prize – and she has told us that she will be donating her winnings to the Alexander Devine Children’s Cancer Trust, a very worth cause indeed.