The hall was set up on the Saturday with all the stallholders coming out with their goods to present them to our Parishioners and friends for the next day.
After the 10am Mass on the Sunday, we had various stalls and refreshments for sale plus a raffle.
Although not that well attended, we actually made the most money we have ever made at this event. Over £1000 was grossed and after expenses were taken we decided to donate £900 to various charities.
As the Selsdon Centre for the Retired and CONTACT were requesting more help, due to the Council ‘pulling the plug’ on their donations to various charities, we felt charity had to begin at home. Therefore, we donated £200 to each of these charities and included Ahotokorum as a worthy cause to give £200 too. Our usual UCM charities that we give to: The Priest’s Retirement Fund, CINI, UCM Rest Homes were each given £100. All other smaller charities that we usually give to will be ‘mopped up’ by the Community Cafe this year.
It was a great Fayre with a lot of selective wares that everyone seemed to want. Everyone worked so hard helping, donating and purchasing!
Our next Fayre will be on 17th November after the 10am Mass for all the charities involved in our church: SVP, UCM, Ahotokorum, Uniformed Groups and the Youth Group. So put the date in your diaries and start saving now.
Many thanks to all involved.