Craft fair in Feltwell raises £800 for charities close to villagers’ hearts

Feltwell Fundraisers craft fair in aid of Papworth Hospital and St Mary's North Aisle Project,'Left to right back Barrie Reeves, cindy sammons, Trish Brown and Mick Murfitt'Left to right front'Susan Withers and Vanessa Cock ANL-150510-090945009
Feltwell Fundraisers craft fair in aid of Papworth Hospital and St Mary's North Aisle Project,'Left to right back Barrie Reeves, cindy sammons, Trish Brown and Mick Murfitt'Left to right front'Susan Withers and Vanessa Cock ANL-150510-090945009
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Hundreds of people flocked to a varied craft fair in Feltwell to help raise funds for two causes close to villagers’ hearts.

About 400 people descended on Porter’s Barn at Grange Farm for the event on Sunday which boasted 25 stalls with everything from artwork, jams, chutneys, jewellery, cards and plenty of handmade wares.

Organised by Feltwell Fund-raisers, it made about £800 for their chosen charities for the year - Papworth Hospital and the St Mary’s Church North Aisle Project.

Chairman Vanessa Cock said the event will return next year on the first Sunday of October.

She said: “Both the villagers and vendors were very happy with the day and many of the vendors are definitely going to return next year because it was such a good turn out.”

The group was set up about 18 months ago to support the ongoing project at St Mary’s to create a community area with a kitchen and toilet facilities and other charities with which villagers share a connection.

Miss Cock added: “It’s charities that have helped people in the village - last year it was the Teenage Cancer Trust and this year it’s Papworth.”

The craft fair marks the end of their fund-raising this year and they have raised about £1,500 for each of the two charities.

Other events in the year have included a yard sales day, quiz nights and a bus tour to Stanford Training Area.