Christmas Fayre boost for Save the Children funds

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The annual Save the Children Christmas Fayre attracted a large crowd to the Brodick Hall on Saturday morning which raised a total of £1607.40 for the charity.

The well attended event saw the incredibly popular homebaking stall and the tombolla selling out within hours of opening, despite a huge array of prizes and a baking table extending almost half the length of the main hall.

Doing an equally brisk trade the hand knitted items and crafts, which included knitted snowmen and hand-made Christmas cards, were very popular. In addition to the jewellery and clothing stalls the ever popular raffle ensured that there was a queue of people waiting to have a chance of winning one of the luxury hampers on offer.

At the same time a large group of Save the Children volunteers served the visitors tea and coffee with the entire seating area filled with those enjoying scones with cream and jam.

The fayre helps raise funds to protect children and to provide a better future for them either through health and nutrition work or through their education, campaigns and programmes throughout the world. Last year alone Save the Children helped more than 22.1 million children by delivering vital healthcare, nutrition and support in 68 countries around the world.

Visitors enjoy some light shopping and refreshments at the Save the Children Fair. 01_B45children01

Margaret Auld and Vivienne Haigh did a roaring trade at the popular raffle stall. 01_B45children02

Another happy customer purchases a hand-knitted Christmas snowman. 01_B45children03