& COUNTRY FAIR 18/19 March 2017
Thriplow Daffodil Weekend started in 1969 because the church was in need of major roof repairs. Residents decided to open up their gardens and made cups of tea from their own houses. They made an amazing £206 and were so delighted they decided to do it all again the following year – and so Thriplow Daffodil Weekend was born.
The Thriplow Daffodil Weekend has raised money for charity for over 40 years, a total of over £400,000 since 1969. The tireless work of the village was recognised in 2011 when the Committee received The Queens Award for Voluntary Service (the equivalent of an MBE for charities).
Since 1969 village has planted more and more daffodils (early and late varieties) to try and ensure we are prepared for most things the weather can throw at us.
Thriplow Daffodil Weekend is the community (450 residents) working together, virtually everyone in the village does something towards the event, be it baking cakes, helping serve teas, work in the car park or pick up litter at the end of the day to bring off one of the best loved charity events in Cambridgeshire.