Christmas fair raises £2k for animal sanctuary

PUBLISHED: 12:00 15 December 2019

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

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

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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: MARK ATHERTONStuart and Daisy on Kirstys Crafty Corner at Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuarys Christmas fair.Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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: MARK ATHERTONOrganiser Pip Sharp with Simon Sharp and stall holders Nicola Bendall and Diane Stephens.Picture: MARK ATHERTON

"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.

"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: MARK ATHERTONGinny Matchwick and Jenny Green serving cakes and refreshments at Holly Hedge Christmas fair.Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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

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