Church summer fair a success

St. Patrick's Church in Owton Manor, Hartlepool held its summer fair on Saturday. Staffing the cake stall was Jane Barker.
St. Patrick's Church in Owton Manor, Hartlepool held its summer fair on Saturday. Staffing the cake stall was Jane Barker.
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A CHURCH summer fair has helped raise hundreds of pounds.

Dozens of people took advantage of the good weather to enjoy the summer fair at St Patrick’s Church, in Owton Manor Lane, Hartlepool, at the weekend.

The fair and table top sale was held on Saturday and while the total amount raised is still being totted up, organisers hope it will be hundreds of pounds.

There was plenty of activities on offer for visitors to enjoy including a bottle stall, plant stall, jewellery stall, cakes on sale, a tombola, bric-a-brac, hook-a-duck and face painting for the children.

There was also a range of activities taking place outside the hall, including a football game for the children to hone their skills, a bingo game and ice cream available to help cool everybody down.

The summer fair is held every year and the tradition has been going for more than 50 years.

Organisers say the weekend event at St Patrick’s Church was a big success.

Anne Parkinson, one of the organisers, said: “The summer fair went really well and people were coming and going all afternoon.

“The weather at the weekend was obviously really good and that really helped give the summer fair a boost as the children were able to sit outside and play.

“We hold it every year and the tradition has been going for more than 50 years.

“There was plenty for visitors to do including various stalls, a tombola, hook-a-duck, bric-a-brac plus a football game and the table top sale.”

Organisers say all of the money raised will be put towards church funds.