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Hundreds raised for new village hall project

PUBLISHED: 15:00 25 December 2017

The fundraiser earned hundreds for the new village hall fund. Picture: Julia Thyer

The fundraiser earned hundreds for the new village hall fund. Picture: Julia Thyer

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Villagers have been revelling in the festive cheer this week, raising hundreds of pounds for a community project in the process.

Wreath-making parties were held in Congresbury on December 14 and Friday to raise money for the new village hall fund, which is hoping to create a multi-use facility for residents.

Almost 30 people took part, enjoying the festive treats and creating beautiful handmade wreaths, raising £425 for the cause.

Event host Julie Thyer said: “I gave a demonstration, and then people could make their own wreath using an oasis ring and lots of greenery provided.

“Even those who claimed to be hopeless at flower arranging were able to make a beautiful wreath to display on the door or dining table.”

The event was preceded by a well-attended comedy performance by entertainer Tim Lewis at St Andrew’s Church on December 7, which raised £600 for the village hall fund.

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