Young people organise yuletide fair in Hartlepool

FUN and festivities are being promised for all the family at a Yuletide fair organised by young people in Hartlepool.

The Clavering Community Christmas Fair has been organised by young people from the town’s Clavering and Throston Youth Clubs.

It is being held on Saturday, November 29, in St Mark’s Church Hall, in Clavering Road, Hartlepool, from 10am until 1pm.

As well as a craft stall there will also be raffles, games, arts and crafts for all ages, a Santa’s letters area, free tea and coffee, plus a bric-a-brac and ta ombola stall run by the church congregation.

There will also be a ‘Pots of Happiness’ stall offering a free Christmas plant to local residents, and an opportunity to make First World War-themed ornaments to decorate the Christmas tree at St Hilda’s Church on the Headland.

All the money raised will be used to organise events for local youngsters.

The fair has been made possible thanks to a donation from Hart Ward Councillors, including Jean Robinson and Paul Beck from their Ward Councillor Budgets.

Sarah McCluskey, project leader for Hartlepool Youth Support Service, urged as many people to come along and support the event as possible.

She said: “The young people have been working hard to create this event and we hope people of all ages will come along and enjoy the fun.”

Councillors Robinson and Beck said they were proud of all the young people who had taken time out to organise the fair.

Coun Beck said: “We are delighted to support this lovely event to bring local people together in the spirit of Christmas.We are very proud of the youngsters for all the hard work they have put in to create it.”

For more information call Sarah McCluskey on (01429) 265810.