There was something for everyone in Grimsbury last Thursday as 150 people of all ages, backgrounds and faith joined together at the Give Peace a Chance party.
There was home-cooked food, home-grown produce, bric-a-brac and clothes for sale, along with face painting, henna and beauty and live music, led by local band BushFieldSmith.
A giant ‘PEACE’ banner was painted by children and later displayed on the main stage. More than £700 was raised to go to the Disaster Emergency Committee.
Mary Evans Young, organiser, said, “We were thrilled at the response from the people of Banbury, who share a common desire to see an end to the humanitarian disasters we are witnessing everyday on our television screens. Many said to me we should be doing this kind of event more often.”
Rev Sue Burchell, Vicar of St Leonard’s Church, judged the Great Banbury Bake-Off, which attracted a dozen entries. She finally settled on Sophie Hull’s raspberry cake – a gluten and dairy-free number.