Autumn Fair Raises Over £2000 for Church

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Books, cakes, candles, toys, cards, fair trade products were all on offer at the Christ Church Autumn Fair on Saturday.

Over 50 volunteers had helped make the annual fair another great success either by helping on the stalls or making or baking items to sell.  Members of Busy Bee group had knitted, crocheted and sewn lovely gifts, clothes and accessories to sell.  The group meeting every second Monday between 2-4pm at the centre.  A delicious sit down lunch was also on offer to visitors in the Pither Hall and Brian and Graham Gegg entertained everyone by playing the organ in the church.

Minister, Glyn Millington said, “This fair has been going for 40 years, originally it was at the Town Hall.  The fair plays a big part in keeping the place open.  Brian (pictured above) is quite amazing. He’s been playing here for 55 years!”

Henley Mayor, Councillor Kellie Hinton said, “I had a lovely time at the fair.  I particularly liked and bought some candles that were made out of the used candles from the church.  These types of events are great for bagging a bargain and what was really nice and different was that you could sit down and have a lovely lunch too.”

Heather McKibbin who helped organised the fair said afterwards, “We raised £2185 which is nearly 12% up from last year which is fantastic.  Thank you to everyone who came and supported the event.”

 

 

 

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