Fair boost for Feltwell Fundraisers

Feltwell Fundraisers craft fair in aid of Papworth Hospital and St Mary's North Aisle Project,'Left to right back Barrie Reeves, cindy sammons, Trish Brown and Mick Murfitt'Left to right front'Susan Withers and Vanessa Cock ANL-150510-090945009
Feltwell Fundraisers craft fair in aid of Papworth Hospital and St Mary's North Aisle Project,'Left to right back Barrie Reeves, cindy sammons, Trish Brown and Mick Murfitt'Left to right front'Susan Withers and Vanessa Cock ANL-150510-090945009
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Hundreds of people flocked to a varied craft fair in Feltwell at the weekend to help raise funds for two causes close to villagers’ hearts.

About 400 people descended on Porter’s Barn at Grange Farm for the event on Sunday which boasted 25 stalls with everything from artwork, jams, chutneys, jewellery, cards and plenty of handmade wares.

Organised by the Feltwell Fundraisers group, it made about £800 for their chosen charities for the year, the Papworth Hospital, near Cambridge, and the ongoing St Mary’s Church North Aisle Project.

The group’s chairman, Vanessa Cock, said the event will return next year on the first Sunday of October.

She said: “Both the villagers and vendors were very happy with the day and many of the vendors are definitely going to return next year because it was such a good turn out.”

The group was set up about 18 months ago to support the ongoing project to create a community area in St Mary’s and other charities with which villagers share a connection.

The craft fair marks the end of the Feltwell Fundraisers’ activities for this year and they have raised about £1,500 for each of their chosen charities.

Other events in the year have included a yard sales day, quiz nights and a bus tour.