Bazaar boosts church funds

Ben Gallagher pictured with fundraisers (left to right)  Mary Ellis, Margaret Feint, Dorothy Jones and Margaret Randall at the Headland bazaar that was held in the Borough Hall.
Ben Gallagher pictured with fundraisers (left to right) Mary Ellis, Margaret Feint, Dorothy Jones and Margaret Randall at the Headland bazaar that was held in the Borough Hall.

PEOPLE picked up a bargain and helped to raise thousands of pounds to boost church funds.

St Hilda’s Church held its annual bazaar in the Borough Hall, on the Headland, at the weekend.

And despite organisers admitting the amount of people through the door was slightly down on previous years, the event still raised an impressive £2,600.

“It went very well,” said the Reverend Chris Collison, the priest in charge of St Hilda’s Church.

“It’s not cheap to maintain a 12th-Century building and we rely on events such as this one.”

Regular church-goers organised the bazaar and set up the stalls at the event.

The Rev Collison added: “I would like to say a big thanks and a well done to everyone who was involved with the event.

“Our church goers, in particular the crafts group, spend all year working on the event so it’s excellent to see that hard work pay off.

“The money will go to a number of projects and schemes we have got coming up on the building.”

“All of our events and donations we receive play a big part in maintaining the building.”