Father Christmas and helpers at his Grotto - Xmas Fair

Thousands of pounds were raised at the 64th Cancer Research UK ‘Xmas Fair’ at Wistaston Memorial Hall, writes Jonathan White.

This annual event was organised by the Crewe & Nantwich Cancer Research UK Group.

There were numerous stalls with children’s games, tombola, cakes, chutneys, cheese & pickles, sweets, chocolate Santa’s, books, toiletries, plants, a wine tombola, a teddy tombola, Christmas cards and Cancer Research UK merchandise.

The café had a new menu this year serving the usual drinks and snacks and bacon baps.

Children were able to visit Father Christmas and receive a present from him.

£4,180.80 was raised at the event, with match funding to follow and this will go to Cancer Research UK http://www.cancerresearchuk.org

Cancer Research UK pioneers life-saving research to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

A representative from Crewe & Nantwich Cancer Research UK Group said: “The long-term support of our committee and friends is crucial to the continued success of Cancer Research UK.

“We are very fortunate that, once again, the local community has supported us so well by either attending, or giving up their time to help, or donating items for us to sell.

“Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped us to achieve this fantastic amount. We hope to see you again next year.”

To learn more about the work of the Crewe & Nantwich Cancer Research UK Group or to volunteer, contact Lesley Rowlands, Treasurer, on 07496756447.

Alternatively, visit the Facebook page Crewe & Nantwich Cancer Research UK Group.

Donations may be made, at any time: https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/unite/crewe-and-nantwich-committee

(Images courtesy of Jonathan White)

Wistaston Memorial Hall entrance - displays (1)

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