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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.

Amazing cup cakes

Amazing cup cakes

Now who is this famous Cup Cake Chef? Here she is!

Jo and her cup cakes!

Jo and her cup cakes!

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!

Anyone for coffee cake?!

Anyone for coffee cake?

How about this lovely star cake! Very festive, what a great effort!

A Chocolate Star cake!

A Chocolate Star cake!

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!

The wine donations coming in!

The wine donations coming in!

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.

Preparing Water and Wine!

Preparing Water and Wine!

The finished items!

Vino o agua?

Vino o agua?

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!

Water or Wine Stall holders

Water or Wine Stall holders

 

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!

Anyone to adopt a Panda?!

Anyone to adopt a Panda or two?!

Look at the masses of donations! One person’s pre-loved item is another persons new beloved item!

Wow, what a lot of donations!

Wow, what a lot of donations!

 Testing the SMELL of the sweets!

Just checking they really are sweeties!

Just checking they really are sweeties!

Look at these bath bombs! Who will be the lucky receiver of these beautiful gifts this Christmas?

Lovely bath bombs!

Lovely bath bombs!

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!

Adopt a Teddy!

Adopt a Teddy!

 

The stall was MOBBED!

The stall was MOBBED!

Val signing the Adopt a Teddy Certificates

Adopting a teddy!

Adopting a teddy certificate

 Here are the Sweet Stall volunteers, they did a great job selling the bags of sweets!

Sweet stall holders!

Sweet stall holders!

Lucky lollipops!

Lucky lollipops!

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!

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto

The fairies greeted us en route to Father Christmas….

The lovely fairies!

The lovely fairies!

Father Christmas with his happy helpers!

Father Christmas with his happy helpers!

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.

Mrs Pemrose

Mrs Penrose serving up the delicious juice!

The fantastic raffle prizes…

The raffle prizes!

The raffle prizes!

 The raffle ticket sellers were very busy that night selling books and books of tickets!

The raffle ticket vendors

The raffle ticket vendors

 

A HUGE thanks to all the raffle prize donors!

A HUGE thanks to all the raffle prize donors!

 The Fayre also saw the announcement of the Get Creative Banner competition so on display in the hall was the PTA Blog banner!

The Blog banner with one of the winners on display!

The Blog banner with one of the winners on display!

  

 

Mrs White at the I'm a Celebrity Jungle entrance!

Mrs White at the I'm a Celebrity Jungle entrance!

Wendy taking money at the books stall

Wendy taking money at the books stall. Thank you Sir!

Brilliant books - we bought masses!

Brilliant books - we bought masses!

The cake stall sellers did such a good job that absolutely every single cake was sold out!

The cake stall sellers did such a good job that absolutely every single cake was sold out! Or was it the cake bakers? Or both...?!

Okay, so you have come to the end of the post and you would like to know how much we raised…..here is the sum:

£2400!!!!!!

WELL DONE  EVERYONE!

Congratulations and many thanks to all who helped, came, saw and bought!

Hollyberry Fayre

October 24th, 2011 | Posted by Jenna in Hollyberry Fayre - (0 Comments)

Date: Friday 2nd December 2011

This year the Hollyberry Fayre will be an event to remember.  After last year’s success we are really excited and can’t wait to do it all again.

Check out the events we are putting on:

  • Adopt a teddy bear
  • Wine or water lucky dip
  • Handmade Craft Stall
  • Jewellery Stall
  • Toys and book sale
  • Cake stall
  • The Big Raffle
  • The Secret Room
  • Santa’s Grotto
  • I’m a celebrity – Get me out of here!
  • Mulled wine and refreshments
  • And much more…

We will also be offering pupils “Funny Festive Photos” with their friends and family.

Don’t forget to put the date in your diary!