1.4 Local events assistance

There are a number of local events in and around Braughing which would benefit from extra voluntary assistance, including:

Sunday Teas:These take place every Sunday afternoon in Braughing Church Hall from April to October and are very popular with residents and those from nearby villages. Volunteers are needed to help with one or more of the following on an occasional or regular basis:

  • Baking cakes
  • Setting up the church hall
  • Serving
  • Clearing up

Please contact Sue Dailly here>>> for further information

Braughing Fair and Wheelbarrow Race

This annual event usually takes place in early July on a Saturday afternoon and is the largest event in the village with approximately 2,000 people attending. It benefits local groups and charities, both of which raise money from stalls. All profits from the overall event go towards a local cause, e.g. equipment for the children’s playground, church hall repairs, school equipment. Volunteers are needed each year to help in the following areas:-

Build up - Thursday and Friday before the event 

  • help with setting up stalls/marquee
  • putting up fencing and bunting
  • setting out traffic cones/signs
  • setting out tables/chairs
  • baking cakes.

Set up - Saturday morning

  • helping stallholders put up gazebos
  • manning gate to the field to guide stall-holders
  • setting up registration desks.

The Main Event - Saturday during the event (12-6pm)

  • manning registration desks
  • marshalling during the races
  • taking part in one of the races
  • manning Race HQ
  • helping stallholders e.g. getting them food and water
  • helping with tea/cakes in the church hall
  • running a stall to help a local organisation or charity.

Breaking down - Saturday after the event

  • helping stallholders take down stalls/gazebos
  • moving chairs/tables out of the field
  • clearing rubbish from fields and streets
  • moving straw bales
  • clearing sand
  • moving traffic cones/signs
  • taking down fencing/bunting/posters.

Final clear-up - Sunday morning

  • extra clearing which not completed on Saturday.

Village lunch

Every year St Mary’s church put on a Parish lunch in February which is open to everyone in the village. A hot meal is served; also dessert, tea or coffee. The cost is kept to a minimum so that all who want to can attend as it is a time to bring the community together in the colder part of the year when some people may not venture out very often. 

The church also has a Bring and Share lunch on the 1stSunday of every month. You do not have to attend church to join in – just bring a dish and share.

If you would like to volunteer to help with any of the areas detailed above, please contact Councillor Ruth Fleetwood here>>>

For any events where extra funding is required please call Hertford town Council community grants 01992 552885 or contact Councillor Ruth Fleetwood here>>>