By Emma Walker
ACTOR Martin Clunes made this year’s Weldmar Summer Fete a special day out.
Thousands of people flocked to catch a glimpse of the star, who spent time chatting to crowds, signing autographs and posing for photos.
The annual fete, which took place at the Joseph Weld Hospice, proved to be ‘bigger and better’ than ever before.
It included bumper stalls, attractions, a free car park, a silent auction and static displays from ‘vehicles of yesteryear’, Goldwings Motorbikes, steam engines and the Wessex Kit car club.
Money raised, which includes the £1 adult entry fee, will go towards the Weldmar Hospicecare Trust.
The ‘Doc Martin’ celebrity said: “Thanks for coming to one of the two great days in Dorset countryside entertainments.
“I am sure many of you also came to Buckham Fair, all in aid of Weldmar.
“It gives me enormous pleasure to inform you that Buckham Fair raised a total of £66,000 for Weldmar with all the help of the Dorset people coming along.”
More than 130 volunteers rallied together to put on the event, which was sponsored by The Commercial Law Practice.
Crowds gathered to watch dance performances, live music and displays of parkour and freerunning.
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