Thousands raised for charity at Potters Bar’s Darkes Fayre

Naomi Petros 9. Picture: Kevin Lines

Naomi Petros 9. Picture: Kevin Lines - Credit: Archant

Families flocked to Potters Bar’s Darkes Fayre this year raising thousands for chosen charities.

United Reformed Church Christmas Fair

United Reformed Church Christmas Fair - Credit: Archant

Potters Bar United Reformed Church in Darkes Lane raised around £5k, of which 50 per cent will go to the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance, with the rest going to Katombora Village in Zambia and towards church funds.

One of the organisers, Tony Corfe, said: “The hall looked amazing once more with decorated stalls and the environment was showing signs of our theme ‘Up, Up and Away…’.

“The deputy mayor of Hertsmere, Brenda Batten, opened the fair with her usual kind words.

“More than 200 people attended and shared in the fun and contributed to the fund.”

United Reformed Church Christmas Fair

United Reformed Church Christmas Fair - Credit: Archant


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Visitors soaked up stalls, a silent auction, tombola, lunches and a raffle, as well as a wide range of deals ahead of the festive period.

Matthew St Pierre 3, Imogen St Pierre, Abigail St Pierre 6. Picture: Kevin Lines

Matthew St Pierre 3, Imogen St Pierre, Abigail St Pierre 6. Picture: Kevin Lines - Credit: Archant

Marion Poulton & Chris Ramsey. Picture: Kevin Lines

Marion Poulton & Chris Ramsey. Picture: Kevin Lines - Credit: Archant

United Reformed Church Christmas Fair. Picture: Kevin Lines

United Reformed Church Christmas Fair. Picture: Kevin Lines - Credit: Archant

Steve Aldridge on his stall. Picture: Kevin Lines

Steve Aldridge on his stall. Picture: Kevin Lines - Credit: Archant

Emily Barnett 5, Sharon Barnett & Helen Lee on the raffle stand. Picture: Kevin Lines

Emily Barnett 5, Sharon Barnett & Helen Lee on the raffle stand. Picture: Kevin Lines - Credit: Archant

L-R Frank Palmer, Arran Oliver-Palmer & Jack Oliver-Palmer on the tombola stand. Picture: Kevin Line

L-R Frank Palmer, Arran Oliver-Palmer & Jack Oliver-Palmer on the tombola stand. Picture: Kevin Lines - Credit: Archant

Deputy Mayor of Hertsmere Brenda Batten opens the fayre. Picture: Kevin Lines

Deputy Mayor of Hertsmere Brenda Batten opens the fayre. Picture: Kevin Lines - Credit: Archant

Angela Meaden, Kay Heap on the Air Ambulance stall. Picture: Kevin Lines

Angela Meaden, Kay Heap on the Air Ambulance stall. Picture: Kevin Lines - Credit: Archant

Bric a brac stall. Picture: Kevin Lines

Bric a brac stall. Picture: Kevin Lines - Credit: Archant

L-R Mary Deller, Margaret Barton, Emily Barnett 5, Sharon Barnett. Picture: Kevin Lines

L-R Mary Deller, Margaret Barton, Emily Barnett 5, Sharon Barnett. Picture: Kevin Lines - Credit: Archant

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