Spring fair returns to welcome in the new season

Pauline Shaw with one of the items for sale at the fair to be held in St Lukes Church on Saturday 7th March.
Pauline Shaw with one of the items for sale at the fair to be held in St Lukes Church on Saturday 7th March.

AN annual church fair is being held this weekend – promising to be a great day for families.

The St Luke’s Spring Fair has been organised for this Saturday, March 7.

The family-friendly event starts at 10am until 12 noon – two hours of fun packed activities, stall and scrumptious cakes and biscuits.

Organiser Pauline Shaw says all the volunteers and helpers are working very hard to make sure the event is as successful as it can be.

All cash raised on the day will be ploughed back into the church and its parish centre which is used by a string of community groups such as Scouts and Guides for town youngsters.

Pauline said: “Half term is over and the children are back to school, parents are breathing a sigh of relief.

“It’s so hard to keep little ones entertained but St Luke’s have a solution.

“Its Spring Fair is being held on Saturday form 10am til 12 noon.

“This is an annual event that we’ve had going for about five years now.

“It’s to raise money for church funds especially for the parish centre itself where a lot of organisations, such as Scouts and Guides, use it.”

She added: “We try to make it as child friendly as possible, and we will be putting on children’s crafts to make cards and daffodils and things.

“It is a family event with toys and children’s books for sale for your little ones to find a new favourite, all at pocket money prices.

“We don’t forget the adults either though with cake stalls and brick-a-brac, and also some gorgeous hand-made Easter cards and Mothering Sunday cards.

“There are also some spring plants and other spring related odds and ends for the grown ups as well. ”

Entrance for under 12-year-old’s is free.

Entrance for over 12-year-old’s is £1 including refreshments.

Pauline added: “For something a little different to do on a Saturday morning, why not give the St Luke’s Spring Fair a try?

“It will be great fun for all.”