Summer fundraiser at Bulwell’s Crabtree Primary School is hailed a big success

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A sunshine success! That was the verdict on Bulwell’s Crabtree Primary School’s annual Summer Fayre fundraiser, which has netted a rewarding sum of £1,100.

Teamwork played its part in the success of the well supported community event which was organised by the school’s Parents Group led by Chantelle Baines and backed by headteacher Katie Pritchard and staff members.

Adding prestige to the fun-packed social event were local Councillor Jackie Morris, the Sheriff of Nottingham, who was accompanied by the Sheriff’s Consort and husband The Rev Andy Morris, a former governor at the school.

Coun Morris said: “It is a privilege to officially open Crabtree’s Summer Fayre.”

“As a young girl growing up in the area I actually played on land that has since been transformed into the School’s Playing Field.”

Pupils, staff and supportive parents manned a host of stalls, with toys, dolls, books, CD’s, toiletries and new clothing up for grabs at bargain prices.

Sarah Wilkinson provided artistry with her face painting sessions, while bouncy castles and inflatables proved popular with the younger children.

A chocolate tombola, hoola hooping, hot dogs, a try your luck card game, fake tattoos, and target stocks with wet sponges causing mayhem, added to the enjoyment of the occasion.

Headteacher Katie Pritchard praised the Parents Group for its ongoing support of the school.

“Once again they have done us proud and funds raised will go to support projects that will benefit our pupils,” she said.