Christmas fair raises £2k for animal sanctuary

Nicky, Pat and rescue dog Ella at Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuarys Christmas fair.Picture: MARK ATHERTO

Nicky, Pat and rescue dog Ella at Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuarys Christmas fair.Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

A Christmas fair has raised more than £2,000 for Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary.

Stuart and Daisy on Kirstys Crafty Corner at Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuarys Christmas fair.Picture: M

Stuart and Daisy on Kirstys Crafty Corner at Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuarys Christmas fair.Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Around 300 people bought Christmas cards and tree decorations, as well as a selection of cakes at Long Ashton Community Centre, in Keedwell Hill, during the event on December 1.

People could also take part in a tombola and raffle, as well as meet a therapy dog on the day.

Organisers were amazed to have raised the figure from the Christmas fair.

A spokesman from Holly Hedge said: "The money collected from the event amounts to the same as a month's bill to heat our kennels and cattery.

Organiser Pip Sharp with Simon Sharp and stall holders Nicola Bendall and Diane Stephens.Picture: MA

Organiser Pip Sharp with Simon Sharp and stall holders Nicola Bendall and Diane Stephens.Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant


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"The fair's success is all down to our volunteer Pip Sharp - we wouldn't survive without helpers like Pip.

"We are super grateful to her and all of our other wonderful volunteers.

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"We have run the event in Long Ashton for a few years, and we look forward to hosting the event again in 2020."

Ginny Matchwick and Jenny Green serving cakes and refreshments at Holly Hedge Christmas fair.Picture

Ginny Matchwick and Jenny Green serving cakes and refreshments at Holly Hedge Christmas fair.Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Nicky, Pat and rescue dog Ella at Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuarys Christmas fair.Picture: MARK ATHERTO

Nicky, Pat and rescue dog Ella at Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuarys Christmas fair.Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

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