A ticketed afternoon tea event held in The Orchard on Sunday 30 September in aid of Guide Dogs was attended by 50 people and raised £734.63 for the charity from ticket sales and a raffle. A guide dog and some guide dog pups also attended the event. Joanne Landucci, Fairfield resident and Community Fundraising Development Officer for Guide Dogs, told FM: “I am over the moon with the amount raised from this event! It’s heart warming to know that the people of Fairfield wanted to support such a worthy charity that enables visually impaired people to gain mobility. Thank you to all that attended and to The Orchard for the opportunity. The next event at The Orchard is a Valentine’s dance with live band on 16 February 2019, with all money going towards The Orchard naming their very own sponsored Guide Dog pup! It will be great to see you there!”