Christmas fair raises £800 for RSPCA despite powercut

RSPCA Christmas fair in Holbrook. Picture: GREGG BROWN

RSPCA Christmas fair in Holbrook. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Fundraisers and stallholders pulled together to help keep the event going

Grace Barfield with Father Christmas at RSPCA Christmas fair in Holbrook. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Grace Barfield with Father Christmas at RSPCA Christmas fair in Holbrook. Picture: GREGG BROWN

A variety of stallholders took to the Holbrook Village Hall to sell gifts and help raise money for the charity.

Father Christmas also made an appearance at the event with entertainment being provided by the Vivo Village Voices Choir.

A tombola and raffle were also held at the event.

“It was a lovely event, it went really well,” said fundraiser Mary Taylor, “the choir were beautiful”.

Artist Frances Vincent with her pencil drawings. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Artist Frances Vincent with her pencil drawings. Picture: GREGG BROWN


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All had been going well at the event until the hall experienced a powercut leaving the fair without lights or heating.

Luckily stallholders quickly pulled together to keep warm drinks and warm refreshments in the hall.

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Mary said that fortunately shoppers had not been put off by the cold but she added that; “some of the stallholders had begun to feel it by the end of the day”.

Organiser Mary Taylor at RSPCA Christmas fair in Holbrook. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Organiser Mary Taylor at RSPCA Christmas fair in Holbrook. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Fundraisers left to right, Yvonne Applegat (correct speaking) and Penny Mann. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Fundraisers left to right, Yvonne Applegat (correct speaking) and Penny Mann. Picture: GREGG BROWN

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