Fair hits the high notes to bring community together

ALL THE FUN OF THE FUR! -- Amanda Thorpe, Lucy Thorpe and Kelly Perkins dressed for the occasion -- DISPIC NHUD11-3247-1

ALL THE FUN OF THE FUR! -- Amanda Thorpe, Lucy Thorpe and Kelly Perkins dressed for the occasion -- DISPIC NHUD11-3247-1

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AN EARLY Christmas present was unwrapped by the Hawthorne Primary School in Bestwood Village when its annual festive fundraising fair hit the high notes.

For the event, which was opened with Christmas carols from the school’s choir, collected a total of £1,400.

It is hoped the cash will help buy sports kit for the school’s youngsters to wear when representing Hawthorne.

The chairman of the parent and teacher association (PTA), Sally Watson, said: “The fair was very successful in terms of fundraising and very successful in bringing the community together.”

A variety of attractions wowed visitors. They ranged from parents doing henna hand-painting to Santa Claus manning a grotto.

Stalls sold hand-made jewellery and greetings cards, while the school’s eco team showcased Christmas lights made from recycled CDs and tea-light candles.

There was a tombola, games, including a cup-stacking challenge, ‘snowman and Santa bowling’ and a stand run by the parent and toddler group selling glittery items made by children, including keys for Santa to use on Christmas night!