Children's play area scheme gets £300 boost

PUBLISHED: 16:00 01 December 2019

Sharon Tomsett sells her gingerbread creations at Redhill Christmas fair.Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Sharon Tomsett sells her gingerbread creations at Redhill Christmas fair.Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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A Christmas fair has raised around £300 for a village play area initiative.

Woodturner Brian Board sells bowls at Redhill Christmas fair.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONWoodturner Brian Board sells bowls at Redhill Christmas fair. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Redhill Village Hall and Club organisers said the event was 'very well attended' on November 24.

Face-painting, handmade gifts and tasty treats were on offer.

Organiser, Hazel Davies, said: "It was a tremendous day and very well received in Redhill.

"Traders paid to have a table to display their goods on at the event, and the money raised from this went towards the children's play area fund."

Ian Ford with wines from the Sutton Ridge Vineyard at Redhill Christmas fair.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONIan Ford with wines from the Sutton Ridge Vineyard at Redhill Christmas fair. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The playground scheme was set up in May 2018 and the first consultation to discuss the hall's plans going forward was held in February this year.

Since then, organiser Houshy Houshmand-Rahimi has raised just under £16,000 towards the initiative, which has been collected through car and motorcycle shows, quiz nights and music gigs.

Claire Weston and Oli, who holds reindeer gifts at Redhill Christmas fair.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONClaire Weston and Oli, who holds reindeer gifts at Redhill Christmas fair. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Maureen Vowles sells homemade cakes and bread at Redhill Christmas fair.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONMaureen Vowles sells homemade cakes and bread at Redhill Christmas fair. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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