Craft fair at Oliver Cromwell Hotel raises �400 for charities

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.

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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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