Winter fayre raises thousands for church

Jonah aged 6 playing the games on offer.

Jonah aged 6 playing the games on offer. - Credit: Archant

Dozens gathered to celebrate the delights of St Ives at the town’s corn exchange with a host of activities and goods on offer.

picking a raffle ticket is Sally Bacon, Jackie Greenwood.

picking a raffle ticket is Sally Bacon, Jackie Greenwood. - Credit: Archant

The All Saints Fayre saw residents and town visitors pack into the hall, in Market Hill, for an afternoon of fun and baking.

As a part of the fayre there was the All Saints Bake Off with a host of baking masterpieces on show which was won by Julia Folly for her white and pink rose design.

For winning Mrs Jolly will receive a masterclass in sugarcraft by cake designer, Hazel Jenkins, and a tour of Tom’s Cakes’ Somersham bakery. The second prize was won by Edward Wilford.

All prizes were awarded by deputy mayor of St Ives, Councillor Phil Pope.

Bake off sponsor Tom Dolby from Tom’s Cakes and judge Hazel Jenkins.

Bake off sponsor Tom Dolby from Tom’s Cakes and judge Hazel Jenkins. - Credit: Archant


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Member of the church’s parochial council Elaine Midgley said: “The Fayre raised £2,000 for church funds which will enable the All Saints Parish Church to continue to run services for the people of St. Ives.”

Also on the day there were stalls, games, books and a children’s corner with face painting.

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