FUNDS to help pay for the upkeep of an historic church received a huge boost thanks to a popular annual event.
Dozens of people headed for the Borough Hall, on the Headland, for the St Hilda’s Church bazaar.
The event is organised every year for around this time thanks to the hard work of the dedicated ladies who make of the church’s crafts group.
Some of their impressive handiwork was among a number of goods on offer at various stalls set up in the Borough Hall for the event.
Some residents took the chance to pick out a bargain while others enjoyed a cuppa and a catch up with people from the local community.
And the event was hailed as a huge success when the money raised on the day came in at almost £3,000 - to the delight of organisers.
Ann Turner, parochial church council secretary, said: “Huge credit must go to the ladies of the craft group who make this fantastic event possible every single year.
“The annual bazaar goes back a long way.
“I believe it was held in St Hilda’s church hall for many years which hasn’t been there for a long while now.
“It gets great support every single year and it brings everyone together in the church community which is lovely.
“It’s nice to see some people just sitting and having a cup of tea or coffee and a homemade scone.
“And catching up with people who they may not have had the chance to see or speak to for a while.”
The craft group members are hard at work throughout the year organising events to boost church funds.
A coffee morning is held once a month in the church as well as various other fundraisers.
Attention now turns to the Headland and Central Estate Churches Together Christmas tree festival which is launched in the church on Monday, December 16, from 6.30pm.
Local school children and community groups will be decorating trees ready for the launch of the event which promises to be a cracker.