If you were walking through the grounds of Salisbury Cathedral on 25 June you might have needed to ask a friend if your eyes were deceiving you, or if the heat had taken its toll.
For those enjoying the sunny Sunday weather, the sight of camels strolling languidly past the Cathedral was one to enjoy.
But Luna and Zeus weren’t there simply to take in the impressive sights of the Cathedral and its close. They were on a mission, to lead the tourists and residents alike to the Summer Fête in aid of the Salisbury Sudan Medical Link.
And the sight of the camels leading a procession of people past the cloisters and on to the South Canonry was a sight to behold.
Among the stall holders, this report came in from Maureen Frost, on behalf of the Diocesan Mothers Union: “Glorious sunshine and high temperatures encouraged a large number of the public to pour in through the gates of South Canonry.
“And many lingered by the riverbank sustained by tea and cake from the very busy refreshment tent. Somewhere between the plant and bric a brac stalls was a modest display of the Diocesan Mothers Union longstanding stole project.
“Bringing together sewing skills, enthusiasm, donations of money and materials, this project provides colourful clerical stoles for newly ordained priests in Sudan and South Sudan.
“Having had some recent donations of fabric and a lovely roll of silk the MU were pleased to receive some monetary donations at the fête that will go towards purchasing the haberdashery and stiffening required to construct the stoles.”