Craft fair at Oliver Cromwell Hotel raises £400 for charities

PUBLISHED: 08:17 03 December 2011

Craft Fayre at the Oliver Cromwell Hotel. Gayle Skoulding and Sylvia Beeton with their items from their stalls.

Craft Fayre at the Oliver Cromwell Hotel. Gayle Skoulding and Sylvia Beeton with their items from their stalls.

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AROUND £400 was raised at a highly successful two-day craft fair at the Oliver Cromwell Hotel in March.

A wide variety of crafts were on display including knitted garments and jewellery to original artwork and hand-made Christmas cards.

Visitors were also treated to a spinning demonstration and watched a machine knitter make a variety of garments.

Organiser Barbara Ellerbeck, chairman of Fenland Machine Knitting Circle, said: “It was a really fantastic event, there was a lovely atmosphere and we were pleased to help raise money for charity.”

Cancer Research and Magpas and Fenland Road Safety Campaign (Charlotte’s Way) ran fundraising stalls. A further £60 was collected for Children in Need and the main raffle raised money for Cancer Research and Magpas.

Barbara said: “All the stallholders gave raffle prizes and we had other prizes from Fleurtations in March, we had vouchers from Sainsbury’s and Tesco and my club donated a basket of fruit.

“It was great event, and we are already planning another craft fair to be held in the hotel in the spring.”

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