Hooray, fresh off the press, we have the amount raised for the Hollyberry Fayre…….scroll down to the bottom of this article to see the amazing sum!
Hollyberry Fayre Report:
Last Friday evening we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly at the Hollyberry Fayre at the school. The events that were put on were fantastic and as you will see from the photos below a great time was had by all – from the volunteer stall holders selling cakes and books, the children visiting Santa, The Jungle, picking a lucky lollipop to ‘Is it Water or Wine?’ and not to mention the VERY lucky winners of the amazing raffle prizes!
As Roving Blog Reporter, I brandished my camera and shot whenever I was allowed to! Also in some instances when people weren’t looking (look out Alison (Chair)..see those shots further down…)
First shot of the day was when I spied Jo Wilkinson bringing in a box of home-made cup cakes. We now have learnt that these cup cakes are legendary – take a look at the detail of even the mini ginger bread men!!! Needless to say, I did put my hands into my pockets and purchased one or two, for reporting purposes only of course, and yes they were DELICIOUS.
Now who is this famous Cup Cake Chef? Here she is!
We would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who brought in cakes for the sale, they came in all shapes and sizes, from chocolate crispies, Rocky Roads, wriggly WORM cakes (!), coffee cakes, flapjacks, chocolate brownies, mince pies, fairy cakes, butterfly cakes, ginger cakes, Victoria Sponges, the list goes on…..but the best news is that EVERY SINGLE CAKE GOT SOLD!!! So your contributions and hard work in the kitchen totally paid off as these funds raised from your baking skills will go directly back to the school!
Phillipa Slater bringing in her coffee cake, YUM YUM!
How about this lovely star cake! Very festive, what a great effort!
The next very important items to make it to the Fayre were the bottles of wine for the ‘Is it Wine or Water?’ game, here is PTA Chair, Alison Mayhew clutching the valuable merchandise!
Now, how did that game work? Sarah Wilson was in charge of collecting the bottles of wine to then apply a gift wrapper over, as you see below. At the Fayre, the adults would pay £1 a go to then look at all of the wrapped up bottles lined up and take pot luck in guessing which is a bottle of wine and which is a bottle of water.
The finished items!
Here are the stall holders for Water or Wine! You did a great job, look, only a few bottles left by the time I got to you!
Another important task was to sort out all of the donated toys, books, games, fluffy toys etc! Mr Matthew’s office was taken over by the huge amount of items you all brought in, here are some of the Sorting Team!
Look at the masses of donations! One person’s pre-loved item is another persons new beloved item!
Testing the SMELL of the sweets!
Look at these bath bombs! Who will be the lucky receiver of these beautiful gifts this Christmas?
The Adopt a Teddy was mobbed! It was full of gorgeous teddies at the start of the night and by the end every one had been adopted making lovely new homes for these furry friends!
Val signing the Adopt a Teddy Certificates
Here are the Sweet Stall volunteers, they did a great job selling the bags of sweets!
Now to the man we have been waiting all year to meet………….Father Christmas! He was lovely as always and had some really kind fairies and elves helping him!
The fairies greeted us en route to Father Christmas….
Upon exiting Santa’s Grotto, we simply HAD to sample the delicious Warm Spicy Apple Juice – a brilliant alternative to Mulled Wine for the drivers! This is Mrs Penrose from the local apple orchard.
The fantastic raffle prizes…
The raffle ticket sellers were very busy that night selling books and books of tickets!
The Fayre also saw the announcement of the Get Creative Banner competition so on display in the hall was the PTA Blog banner!