Church fair raises more than £800

Pat Walker (left) tempts Nicola Fleet into buying a bag during St Teresa's Summer Fair.
Pat Walker (left) tempts Nicola Fleet into buying a bag during St Teresa's Summer Fair.

A SUMMER church fair has helped raise more than £800 to the delight of organisers.

Hundreds of people took advantage of the glorious weather at the weekend to enjoy the host of activities on offer at St. Teresa’s Church, in Braemar Road, Hartlepool.

More than £800 was raised over the course of the day towards church funds.

There was a children’s games area, hook-a-duck, craft stalls and bric-a-brac and a bottle stall which organisers said was very popular.

There was also a tombola with more than 100 prizes and a raffle with more than 50 prizes thanks to the generosity of parishioners and local residents.

The cake stall also proved popular amongst the hundreds of visitors that spent time at the summer fair, while members of the church’s sewing club were selling pieces they had made to help boost church funds.

If that wasn’t enough organisers had also arranged for a smoothie machine and chocolate fountain, which again proved popular among the young and old.

Pat Walker, a member of the parish council at St Teresa’s, said: “The whole community really got behind the day and we were really pleased with how it all went.

“There must have been a couple of hundred people over the course of the day.

“There was a great community spirit at the event and if we ever ran out of anything there was always somebody on hand willing to help out.

“The ladies in the cafe were also rushed off their feet all day handing out teas, coffees and refreshments.

“While the final amount hasn’t been counted yet, it comes to more than £800.”