Watlington children organise fete in memory of their mum

Archie Carey (7) with items for the fete, Watlington iao Mind ANL-150730-082043009
Archie Carey (7) with items for the fete, Watlington iao Mind ANL-150730-082043009
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Two children are hoping to raise hundreds of pounds for charity at a fete in memory of their mother.

Sienna and Archie Carey, aged eight and seven respectively, will be honouring their mother Kelly, who died in November last year, by putting on the event.

The pair, with help from grandmother Teresa, have organised a mini fete at their home in Stone Close, Watlington, on Saturday to raise money for Mind.

Now Mrs Carey is appealing for people in the area to come along to the event, which has a raffle, refreshments and a host of stalls and games.

She said: “Please come along and support Sienna and Archie.

“They have lost their mum and wanted to do something to help other people.

“They decided they wanted to raise some money after the funeral and wanted to hold a fete. We are very proud of them.

“They are remarkable with how they have dealt with everything.”

The family have put together a bumper raffle with a first prize of £100 worth of shopping vouchers.

Visitors will be able to browse around a big jumble sale along with a host of stalls, including a teddy bears, tombola and cakes. The family will also be serving up teas and coffees on the day.

Mrs Carey said: “It has been a real family effort to help organise this. All of the stalls will be manned by family members as well.”

The event will be running from noon to 3pm on Saturday at 18 Stone Close, Watlington.