Abbots Green School’s fayre way to raise funds
Friends of Abbots Green school had plenty to yo-ho-ho about after their Christmas Fayre raised more than £1,800 for the Moreton Hall primary.
About 300 children from the school and their families went to the fayre, held last Friday afternoon in the school hall and The Street.
They enjoyed everything from Santa’s grotto, snowball throw and snowman’s nose lucky dip to guess the name of the Christmas bear, guess the lollies in Santa’s Jar and bauble fishing.
There was also a host of traditional games and activities on offer, from face painting and tattoos to a tombola.
Visitors could try their luck at winning one of 10 prize bundles, worth more than £700, in a raffle supported by local companies and organisations, with all proceeds going towards the friends, which is registered charity set up to raise funds for the school.
St Edmundsbury’s Mayor Patrick Chung joined in and employees from Barclays Bank, which supported the stalls and match funded part of the event, came and helped.
Headteacher Heidi Franklin said: “We are absolutely thrilled with the success of this year’s Christmas Fayre. It was truly delightful to see so many people supporting the event.
“The commitment and effort exhibited by the Friends of Abbots Green is whole-heartedly appreciated, as is the invaluable support received from other local businesses.
“The funds raised will be used to really benefit the children attending our school.”