Leiston: Christmas Fayre a huge success

FESTIVE revellers wrapped up warm and turned out in force for a seasonal celebration.

Around 400 people are thought to have gone along to the Leiston Christmas Fayre on Saturday.

The event centred around the town’s Long Shop Museum and there were a number of stalls and activities for people to enjoy.

Father Christmas also made an appearance and young and old took part in a treasure hunt made up of clues - created by the local Brownies - from festive shop windows.

There was also music from the Leiston Royal British Legion Training Band.

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The event, put together by the Leiston Business Association, raised around �1,200, which will be used to support the Saxmundham, Kelsale and Yoxford Girls’ Football Team.

Sammy Betson, who led the organising, said: “It was a fantastic day. We were very lucky with the weather and everyone really enjoyed themselves.

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“Father Christmas was a star and we have been getting some very good feedback.

“It is so nice to be able to do something for the community and the town really turned out to support us.

“We’d like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who helped out and who made the effort to come along. It was a lovely day. It demonstrates the strength of the community.”

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