Unusually it rained but the festival enjoyed another success this year. The support and enthusiasm of a team from the Maritime Volunteer Service, Thanet Unit, who are not intimidated by water, helped turn a very wet occasion and potentially loss into a satisfactory profit.
They sold more raffle tickets in shorter time and pouring rain, than has ever been achieved before even on long sunny days! The MVS Thanet Unit, some of whom are disabled, is a 40-strong team and one of the largest in the country. They act as stewards, marshalls and helpers for charitable festivals, fairs and fun events in Thanet and are highly effective.