British actor Clive Mantle braved the rain this weekend to officially open the Bishops Cannings Summer Fayre.

Alongside a successful career on the stage, Mr Mantle has starred in Casualty, Holby City and as Greatjon Umber in Game of Thrones.

The community had come together to help raise funds for the village primary and pre school and the local church of St Mary’s. So far, £1,000 has been raised, and that figure is expected to rise.

Caroline Martin, one of the organisers, explained: "The stall holders were very stoic and we upheld our school value of 'Perseverance' to put on our summer fayre in true British summer weather!

"We put the bouncy castle inside the school hall and local families brought us gazebos and marquees for some of the stall holders without.

"Devizes Town Band were true professionals and played through the downpours – keeping spirits high and toes (in wellies) tapping!

"We have raised over £1,000 so far for St Mary’s church and the school and still have money coming in. The community supported the event and turned up dressed up in colourful waterproofs and boots! We had some comedy moments trying to avoid large amounts of water drowning the BBQ but it all added to the fun!"