Grand Christmas Fair

Posted on 6th December, 2016


Thursday 1st December at 3pm after months of hard preparations the Grand Christmas Fair opened its doors welcoming everyone to our Grand Christmas Fair.

Father Christmas had kindly kept from 3pm – 6pm free to fly in with his elves and listen to the Christmas requests from our primary children, Miss Tatham and her year 12 Photography Class set up a mini studio for Grandparents and Grandchildren to have a Christmas portrait taken and the restaurant was packed with stalls of every kind from tombola to find the shortest straw, to Guess the Weight of the Christmas Cake to Splat the Rat. Girls Group had spent weeks making special Christmas gifts to sell at the Fair and had a stall with the money they raised going t Urban Outreach.

Mrs Rushton had spent many hours preparing ‘Catherine’s Vintage Tea Room’ and transformed the small dining room with bunting, vintage cups and saucers, tea plates and teapots. Home-made huge fresh cream Victoria sandwich and scones were available expertly made by Mr Davies to fresh the visitors after a hectic stint going round the stalls. Catherine’s Tea Room was always full and the decorations Mrs Rushton designed and our Site Team put up much admired.

Everyone left with their arms piled high with their winnings and lots of tired children (who knew Father Christmas knew what to deliver on Christmas Day and hoping he would remember !) to go home and recover after the scrummy cakes and munching the odd piece of chocolate they’d got from the chocolate tombola.

The Grand Christmas Fair was our most successful ever raising a Grand Total of £ 1,421.43. We would like to thank everyone who came along and everyone including the staff who donated or helped in anyway.