TV doc checks up on school fete

PUBLISHED: 12:55 30 November 2006 | UPDATED: 21:27 29 May 2010

Lucy Keys, Cydney-Bo Puddick, Sophie Crow, Caroline Clarke and Zoe Fraser with Kay Puddick and Santa - Pic: Sarah Lucy Brown

Lucy Keys, Cydney-Bo Puddick, Sophie Crow, Caroline Clarke and Zoe Fraser with Kay Puddick and Santa - Pic: Sarah Lucy Brown

THE Doctor was in the house at Dunmow St Mary Primary School s Christmas Fete on Saturday. Actor Michael McKell, who plays Dr Nick West in the BBC show Doctors, turned up despite being delayed on the A12 for more than three hours. PTA chairman Kay Puddick

THE Doctor was in the house at Dunmow St Mary Primary School's Christmas Fete on Saturday.

Actor Michael McKell, who plays Dr Nick West in the BBC show Doctors, turned up despite being delayed on the A12 for more than three hours.

PTA chairman Kay Puddick said: "Nick was really disappointed he was not able to make it to open the fete as planned but when he got here, he really got into the swing of the occasion. He was fantastic."

Despite the poor weather, business was good with decorate a Christmas cake, face painting, decorate a box, handicraft stalls and food stalls helping to raise £2900.

Mrs Puddick, who went to school with Mr McKell, said: "I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who took part and helped out. Without their efforts we would not have been able to do it.

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