GALLERY: Festive fund-raising success at Soham Village College
PUBLISHED: 12:14 05 December 2014 | UPDATED: 14:07 05 December 2014
The best Christmas fair ever was how the latest festive fund raiser was described by the Soham Village College PTA.
Soham Village College Christmas fair
Soham Village College Christmas Fair, Year 6/8 pupils (l-r) Alicja, Natasha, Natalie, Julia,
Soham Village College Christmas Fair, (l-r) Georgia, and Emma, with their santa pots
Soham Village College Christmas Fair, Year 11 pupil, Olivia with her cakes
Soham Village College Christmas Fair, Year 8 pupils (l-r) Jack, and Torin, at the tombola.
Soham Village College Christmas Fair, Year 10 artists (top) Tara, and Daniel,
Soham Village College Christmas Fair, Charles Warner, decorating the tree for Soham Heritage & Tourism
People packed the event which raised £2,300 towards a new canopy as a rainy day shelter for students.
Ruth McNaughton, vice chair of the college PTA, said: “It went really well and was definitely the best ever with a fantastic number of people who came along and supported us. The total raised is impressive.
“Two choirs helped give a great festive atmosphere. We were well supported, not only by our PTA of 10, but also by many other teachers and parents who offered help, so a big thankyou to everybody who got involved.”
A total of 65 stalls were on offer for shoppers to browse among including stalls run by students.
There were a range of home baked goodies, jams, crafts, knitted goods, a tombola and games.
Mrs McNaughton said: “Thanks to very generous donations from people bringing in goodies we made double on refreshments than last year. All round it was a great success.”
The money raised will help fund a new £4,000 canopy.