Welcome to the home of the Minstead Trust Virtual Fete 2020!

The ever-popular fete is taking place online this year, on Friday 26 June, supported by Day Associates. There is plenty for you to get involved in ahead of the day itself – with competitions, raffles and a fundraising challenge. Then there will be more activities as well as live videos from Minstead Lodge on the big day.

So browse the exciting activities below and get involved – let’s bring the Minstead community together for a big celebration. We all need it!

Join the fun online

We’ve lined up lots of activities for you to take part in and to keep you donating too.

  • Quizzes
  • Music from members of Romsey Ukulele Group
  • Animal caption competition
  • Chocolate Auction
Get involved in the activities

The virtual raffle is now closed.

The draw will take place this afternoon. Good luck everyone.


Splash for Cash!

Raise money for Minstead Trust by drenching your loved ones! Simply donate here and earn the right to throw sponges at your nearest and dearest.

If we raise £150 by fete day then John from day opportunities will be getting a drenching too!

Cakes, pets and veg – your chance to win acclaim for your creations.

The Great Fete Bake – closed to new entries

We’ve recieved your favourite lockdown bakes to enter our competition. Our judge has all the entries and will then run their eye over your entry on fete day. Who is the winner of The Great Fete Bake 2020?

Cutest pet and best trick – closed to new entries

Thank you for sending your pictures of your cute pets out there? Our judge now has the entries and we will be revealing which pet will be crowned the winner in our live judging on fete day.

The Sow and Grow Big Plant Show – closed to new entries

Our John has been the break-out star of lockdown, his Sow and Grow videos proving hugely popular on our Facebook page. We’ve had plenty of entries of your top home grown produce and plants which will be judged by the man himself on fete day.

Sponsor one of our animals and support our work.

Fete day is often a time each year where we know our supporters like to start or continue their sponsorship of the animals at Minstead Lodge.

While access to the Lodge is currently restricted, we are still able to offer sponsorship online.

So this fete day why not sponsor an animal at the link below?

Sponsor an animal

Enter our animal caption competition

Join in the fun and enter your best captions for our animal pictures. We’ll share some of the best ones on our Facebook page on Friday 26 June.

No prizes – it’s just for fun

Enter our caption competition

Place your bid for some luxury chocolate

We’re offering 24 handmade fine caramel milk chocolates with Minstead Trust logo, to the highest bidder. These bespoke and unique chocolates are made in the UK by chocolatier Michael Collins of THEOBRAMA Cacao. Made in the traditional way, with the best natural ingredients

To win these, just make your bid, starting from £25 to marketing@minsteadtrust.org.uk, putting Choc Bid in the subject header.

You can bid as many times as you like, until the bidding closes at 12 midday on Monday 29th June.

If your bid wins, you’ll be contacted to make your donation, provide your address, and the chocolates will be sent directly to you by post from Michael at THEOBRAMA Cacao.