Festive fair raises money for homeless

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A CHARITY for the homeless is to benefit from cash raised at a Christmas fair at Bulwell Academy.

Students at the school have pledged the money to Framework because users of the charity have been working as mentors with pupils since September on understanding homelessness.

Up to 400 visitors flocked to the fair at the campus off Hucknall Lane, although the amount raised is still being totted up.

The fun started with teenagers serving up afternoon tea to pensioners from the warden-aided Lynam Court complex in the town.

Once the fair was opened to the wider community, attractions included craft, book and cake stalls.

Games included ‘guess the weight of the cake’. There was also a poetry competition for youngsters from local primary schools and a dance demonstration.

Alison Bingham, of the academy, said pupils were behind the fair and worked hard to make the event a success.

n OUR PHOTO shows pupils (from left) Demi-Lea Applegate, Nadine Bijou and Josh Thornley with some of their Christmas art work — DISPIC NHUD11-3433-1.