Christmas fair held to raise money for animal sanctuary

PUBLISHED: 11:00 13 December 2018

Mary Green wins a teddy bear
Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary xmas fair in Long Ashton. Picture: Jeremy Long

Mary Green wins a teddy bear Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary xmas fair in Long Ashton. Picture: Jeremy Long

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There was plenty of festive cheer at Long Ashton Village Community Centre this weekend where a Christmas fair was held to raise money for a Barrow Gurney animal sanctuary.

Last month, rising costs led Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary to appeal for funds to help it stave off closure.

The fair, which took place at the centre on Keedwell Hill on Sunday afternoon, saw £833 raised.

Presents were donated to the charity’s shoebox appeal, which provides the animals with food, toys and treats.

Refreshments were served throughout the day and children were kept busy with a range of fun, festive activities. There was also a charity raffle and tombola.

Sarah Schranz, general manager at Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary, said: “Thank you so much to all the volunteers who came out to help. It was a wonderful start to the Christmas period, which will keep the animals warm and happy throughout the holidays.”

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