Cleeve art exhibition raises more than £1k for charity

PUBLISHED: 10:00 16 July 2017

Paul and Renate O'Donnell  (centre) with Sarah and Nigel Wight with their wood and glass designs.

Paul and Renate O'Donnell (centre) with Sarah and Nigel Wight with their wood and glass designs.


A North Somerset couple held a record-breaking craft fair this month, raising more than £1,000 for charity.

Paul and Renate O’Donnell, of Bishops Mead in Cleeve, regularly open their home to art enthusiasts for crafts and cream teas events, with a range of top-quality exhibitors showcasing their work from June 29 to July 2.

The event raised £1,067 for Children’s Hospice South West and £350.87 for Cancer Research, which is more than any of the previous fairs hosted by the pair.

The likes of Wiltshire Timbercrafts, Wright and Wright and Renee Kilburn displayed their work at the event.

Mrs O’Donnell said: “It went very well. We beat our record so we are quite pleased.

“The quality of the crafts was very high, people told us they were astounded by the quality. We had some really nice wood and glass sculptures.

“People also enjoyed the garden, plus there were delicious cakes and cream teas.”

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