Picture Gallery: Midhurst Rother College brings the community together

  • Annual event welcomed more than 1,500 people this year
  • Dozens of businesses and organisations held stalls
  • Community Day is a big hit with families

EVERY year the Midhurst Rother College (MRC) Community Day is a wonderful day out for the whole family, and this year was no exception. 

Exceeding all expectations, the MRC team welcomed more than 1,500 people to the annual event.

Organiser Mrs Maddie Hathaway said: “When the day started a bit drizzly and dull, we thought some people would stay at home, but visitors started to arrive well before opening and many stayed through until closing to enjoy the event which for most part was bathed in beautiful sunshine.” 

The popularity of MRC’s Community Day has grown over the years and it is now a firm fixture on the calendar of traders wishing to exhibit, including Wayne Osborne demonstrating his freehand signwriting skills and Marco Frankland who enlisted young people to his band of ukulele enthusiasts.

Experts from Slimming World, The Coffee Fairy, Juice Plus and Chichester District Council Wellbeing were also available throughout the day. 

Associations also held stalls including the South Downs National Park, the National Trust, Easebourne and Camelsdale Primary Schools, Petworth Community Gardens, Weald and Downland Museum and Midhurst’s Garden Club, Guides, Lions, Players and the community group Midhurst Together.

Having fun at the Midhurst Rother College Community Day 2015 PICTURES BY JANET GIBBS

Having fun at the Midhurst Rother College Community Day 2015 PICTURES BY JANET GIBBS

Visitors were entertained with music from the Midhurst schools concert band, MRC’s drama group and the talented and athletic MRC cheerleaders, while the group planning an expedition to India ran a tombola and the student Free the Children charity group offered refreshments.

Exceeding all expectations, the MRC team welcomed more than 1,500 people to the annual event