Fundraising fair for Welwyn Garden City school a success

PUBLISHED: 11:42 20 December 2018 | UPDATED: 13:38 20 December 2018

Children gather to watch children's entertainer Andy B at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOO

Children gather to watch children's entertainer Andy B at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOO

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With plenty of smiles on children's faces and a strong fundraising total, organisers have declared a Welwyn Garden City school Christmas fair a great success.

Rhea Bahtta, six, on stage with children's entertainer Andy B at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOORhea Bahtta, six, on stage with children's entertainer Andy B at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Holy Family School Christmas Fayre attracted an estimated 250 people from the school community as well as residents of the area on Saturday.

Holy Family Friends Association chair Adam Richardson said it was a “really positive event”, with more than £1,900 raised - up by 35 percent on last year’s total.

Santas Grotto was popular with almost 80 children, while there was also tombolas, hampers, stalls, present and craft rooms, a children’s hairdresser, face and nail painting, a magician and other activities.

“The main thing was to raise money, but our focus was on making it something the kids will enjoy, too,” Mr Richardson said.

Rhea Bahtta, six, on stage with children's entertainer Andy B at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOORhea Bahtta, six, on stage with children's entertainer Andy B at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOO

“Other fairs often just have tombolas and raffles, but we wanted to invest in making sure the kids had a good time.”

The day of the fair, which was held after school on a Friday last year, was changed to allow more parents to attend.

Rhea Bahtta, six, on stage with children's entertainer Andy B at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOORhea Bahtta, six, on stage with children's entertainer Andy B at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOO

Rhea Bahtta, six, on stage with children's entertainer Andy B at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOORhea Bahtta, six, on stage with children's entertainer Andy B at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOO

Fraser Thorpe, three, making reindeer food at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOOFraser Thorpe, three, making reindeer food at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOO

Fraser Thorpe, three, making reindeer food at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOOFraser Thorpe, three, making reindeer food at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOO

Evelyn Jakes in the arts and crafts room at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOOEvelyn Jakes in the arts and crafts room at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOO

Naishe Nyamutsika, seven, meets Father Christmas at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOONaishe Nyamutsika, seven, meets Father Christmas at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOO

Naishe Nyamutsika, seven, meets Father Christmas at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOONaishe Nyamutsika, seven, meets Father Christmas at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOO

Naishe Nyamutsika, seven, meets Father Christmas at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOONaishe Nyamutsika, seven, meets Father Christmas at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOO

Christmas stalls at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOOChristmas stalls at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOO

Christmas stalls at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOOChristmas stalls at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOO

Christmas stalls at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOOChristmas stalls at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOO

Christmas stalls at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOOChristmas stalls at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOO

Children gather to watch children's entertainer Andy B at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOOChildren gather to watch children's entertainer Andy B at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOO

Children gather to watch children's entertainer Andy B at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOOChildren gather to watch children's entertainer Andy B at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOO

Children gather to watch children's entertainer Andy B at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOOChildren gather to watch children's entertainer Andy B at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOO

Face and nail painting at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOOFace and nail painting at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOO

Face and nail painting at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOOFace and nail painting at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOO

Face and nail painting at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOOFace and nail painting at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOO

A children's hairdresser at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOOA children's hairdresser at the Holy Family School Xmas fayre. Picture: DANNY LOO

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