Christmas fair raises hundreds for Winscombe Community Centre

PUBLISHED: 14:00 23 November 2018

Maureen Matthews, Margo Sampson and Lesley Matthews from the Winscombe Branch of the Children's Society.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Maureen Matthews, Margo Sampson and Lesley Matthews from the Winscombe Branch of the Children's Society. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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Santa was the star of the show at Winscombe’s festive fair on Saturday.

John Treharne with his Christmas wreaths and centre pieces.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONJohn Treharne with his Christmas wreaths and centre pieces. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Winscombe Community Association put on the Christmas gathering to enable people to pick up gifts for loved ones and enjoy some crafts and treats with friends.

Children were able to post their Christmas lists and tell Santa what presents they are hoping for under the tree.

Cards, wreaths and decorations were on sale and Lolo Dee-Shapland sold her festive shopping bags to raise money for Cardiac Risk in the Young.

Scores of villagers visited the event, which was held at Winscombe Community Centre.

Santa and his helpers at Winscombe Community Association Christmas Fair.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONSanta and his helpers at Winscombe Community Association Christmas Fair. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

People were able to pick up Christmas gifts including bags, jewellery, art and dog treats before tucking into mince pies and barbecued food.

The fair raised £620 towards the maintenance of the building.

Lolo Dee-Shapland with festive shoping bags raising money for Cardiac Risk in the Young.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONLolo Dee-Shapland with festive shoping bags raising money for Cardiac Risk in the Young. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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