The annual ‘Holly Fair’ at Wells Green Methodist Church in Wistaston raised more than £2,000, writes Jonathan White.

Scores of people came together to organise the traditional November event at the church on Brooklands Avenue.

There was a raffle to win a hamper of Fairtrade goods, sponsored by Wells Green Choir members, a stall of Traidcraft goods and Christmas gifts.

Santa was in his Grotto providing gifts to boys and girls.

Stalls included toys, books, costume jewellery, cakes, preserves, crafts, a Christmas stall and a pink and purple stall.

There was also a competition to win two knitted monkeys with the money raised going towards the postage for next year’s Shoebox Appeal.


And there was a wide variety of refreshments for sale in the café including soup, quiches, rolls, jacket potatoes, cakes, trifles and jellies.

Teresa Hoper and Myra Wood co-ordinated the food and drinks, and Pat Nott organised publicity and the stalls.

The event raised a record £2,006.88 for church funds and its mission.

A further £236 was raised for Traidcraft, which sells a range of fair trade products, runs life-changing development projects, and campaigns to bring about trade justice.

Pat Nott, from Wells Green Methodist Church, said: “The Holly Fair is an excellent community event, which is held on the first Saturday in November every year.

“Wells Green members are very generous with their giving and without their support, the fair wouldn’t take place.

“It’s a team effort and we very much enjoy working together.”

For further information on Wells Green Methodist Church, contact Rev’d Den Harding on 01270 666156 or [email protected]

(pics by Jonathan White)

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