Tessa started her season of local Harvest Home celebrations when she attended Worth Harvest Home this weekend.
Worth is a small but picturesque village near Wookey, and the Harvest Home attracts parishioners of all ages. Tessa had the honour of meeting 92 year old local resident, Joe Ambrossini, his wife Sybil and their great granddaughter, Hollie Ambrosini, aged just 5, who came to the stage to claim her prize as her duck won the Harvest Home Duck Race which takes place on the River Axe, which runs through the village. The village was transformed, with live music – Elvis was on stage again this year, a lovely supper and no small amount of cider. Funds raised from this wonderful community event go to the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance and several local groups, and once again, Worth’s efforts brought a huge bounty – raising a total of over £3,400 for the Air Ambulance and several hundred pounds more for local groups.
Tessa said: “The Harvest Home celebration is a unique part of village life in Somerset, and I’m delighted to be able to support the village whenever I can. This is often the highlight of the village summer calendar, anticipated by a wide cross-section of the community and I congratulate the villagers on their fantastic fundraising for a brilliant cause, and thank them – as always – for their hospitality.”
31st July, 2012