Community Fundraising Event

30th April 2024

East Budleigh Elizabethan Evening Saturday 18 May 2024

Are you free on Saturday evening 18 May?
Come and enjoy a community event supporting these two very good causes.


East Budleigh residents will be celebrating the village's two famous sons SIR WALTER RALEIGH and ROGER CONANT (founder of Salem, Massachusetts) with an ELIZABETHAN EVENING. 

 Dressing in period costume is not mandatory but if you feel the need, you’ll be very welcome to join those who do. We can guarantee that the company will be more cheerful than this glum lot.  Supper will be based on meals of the period, but sorry, no roast swan.

During the meal you will be amazed by tricks performed by Damian Surr, a member of the Magic Circle. 

Damian is not planning to be in costume like Queen Elizabeth’s own conjurer Dr John Dee but he is likely to be more entertaining.

And if you're lucky you'll win one of these amazing prizes in the Raffle, so do remember to bring cash. 

A £30 voucher for a tour of Lily Farm Vineyard, Knowle, where the grapes make two ‘Raleigh’ sparkling wines: Raleigh Brut and Raleigh Rose.


A family voucher for a visit to Sherborne Castle Gardens. You can sit on Raleigh’s Seat, where Sir Walter sat admiring the view from his Dorset home.

A jigsaw based on ‘Blessed are the Peacemakers’ by Budleigh Salterton artist John Washington


A box of the most delicious handmade chocolate truffles from Little Dartmoor-Chocolate Shop, Moretonhampstead.

A £20 voucher from The Rowan Tree, Budleigh Salterton

A voucher for Cream Tea with spa thermal suite experience for 90 minutes for two persons at the Hartnoll Hotel, Bolham, Tiverton, Devon.

A Gift Voucher for a Jurassic Coast Cruise for two adults with Stuart Line Cruises. 

And of course there will be a CASH BAR.