Gee Cross Fete celebrates anniversary year this weekend
Friday 29th June 2018 @ 16:23 by Nigel Skinner
Ashton Hyde News Tameside

Gee Cross Fete returns this Sunday and is expected to attract many thousands of visitors with the heatwave forecast to last into the weekend and beyond.

Organised by and raising funds for Willow Wood Hospice and the Rotary Club of Hyde, the event is always well attended and full of activities and entertainment for all tastes and ages.

This year will be particularly special as it is the 25th anniversary of the fete.

As always, all the action takes place on the Sam Redfern Green, starting at 11am  with a church service.

The entry fee has once more been retained at £3 for adults and accompanied children are free.

Circus Sensible are old favourites at the fete, and they’ll once again be delighting the crowds inside the marquee.

DJ Jake Kelly will ensure  the atmosphere never flags and Roscoe McCabe and the Freedom Singers will also be keeping the audience entertained.

There’s a great mix of singing and dancing in the outside main arena, with the Dance Gallery, Freedom Dancers, Stockport Rock Choir, BomBomb Fitness and Base Performing Arts guaranteeing a mix that won’t fail to entertain.

Tameside Radio will also be broadcasting live from the day.

In addition, there are craft stalls, tombolas, raffles, classic cars, children’s rides, refreshments and a licenced bar.

All proceeds will be divided equally between Hyde Rotary and Willow Wood, so you’ll know that you are supporting two great organisations that, in turn, support your local community.

MAIN PICTURE: Alan Oldham and Kevin Maddox from Hyde Rotary and Woody and Chris Hayden from Willow Wood are set for this year’s event.