Money raised for Little Paxton church at Christmas bazaar in village

JoJo, brother Jack, and Rev Paul Beard.

JoJo, brother Jack, and Rev Paul Beard. - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people felt the festive spirit in Little Paxton earlier this month at the village’s annual Christmas Bazaar.

Groups from around the area showcased their work in the village hall alongside a host of winter treats on offer at the event’s tea room.

St James’s Church warden, Lyn Harris, said: “It was a very successful event. We opened the doors at 12.30pm and we were busy all afternoon.

“The fayre has been going on for many years and it is a great platform for local groups to make money for their organisations.”

As well stalls selling wreaths, crafts and other presents, Father Christmas was also a specially invited guest to delight of children and even some big kids.

“Throughout the day a lot of children visited the grotto in the village hall which was great to see,” added Mrs Harris.

On the day the St James’ s Church also had a number stalls which raised around £850 to help towards the final costs of the refurbishment and re-order of the church in High Street.

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Mrs Harris said: “We were delighted that we had raised that amount of money as we now only have £3,500 to pay back.”

Church committee fundraiser Jenny Gellatly added that the church had been running the events for a number of years which had helped with refurbishment of the inside of church,