Hallen Village Hall – Christmas Fair
Hallen Village Hall – Christmas Fair.
1st December 2019. 2pm to 4.30pm
This years Hallen Village Christmas Fair was a great success, with a footfall of over 200 people attending the fair in 2 ½ hours. Jane Couch MBE and Mick Moloney chairman of the Hallen Village Hall committee appeared on the Martin Evans Radio Bristol show to promote the event.
There was a large variety of arts, crafts and charity stalls including one from the B&A Group promoting awareness for its nominated charity Meningitis Now. Every child and teenager were handed a water bottle filled with sweets, balloons, and more importantly Meningitis symptom cards. The magnetic fridge cards detailing symptoms, were as ever extremely popular with parents, by 4.30 the stall was completely bare. The adults enjoyed non-alcoholic punch and Christmas Cake courtesy of B&A.
Jane Couch MBE was in attendance signing her new autobiography ‘The Final Round’, Jane was very generous with her time, posing for many a selfie and delighting everyone with pretend punches. She then drew the winning tickets for the raffle.
Other stalls included one run by Steve Moorlen of Hallen Farm who was raising money for UK Stem Foundation, with a selection of fabulous handmade wooden reindeer and snowmen. Carole Moorlen had a stall with handmade wreaths, table decorations made with holly and mistletoe, all from the farm. There was Hallen Honey homemade cakes, Sweet Moments, a wide selection of jewellery – something for everyone!
Mick Moloney Comments ‘It was an amazing turnout we were so delighted to see everyone; we would like to thank you for your support. A big thank you to our friend Jane Crouch MBE and a huge thank you to Mother Christmas who was just wonderful’.
A fabulous £993 was raised from the event, through donations from local business, £10 for a table, a visit with Mother Christmas and a raffle. A proportion of the monies raised will be given to the Salvation Army for those who are homeless, the rest will be used to maintain and to improve the Village Hall’. Mick says, ‘we are extremely keen to improve the facilities we have at the village hall and make them available to the whole community of Hallen and its surrounding area’.
The B&A Group also donated two hampers, one for the Christmas raffle which was Meningitis Now related and another to be used on the popular Christmas Carol and ever popular Quiz Night. All who attended were entertained by the choir of St Mary’s Church Henbury, their Director of Music James Baker and the Reverend David Lloyd all monies raised will be split between Stem Cell Research, Meningitis Now and the Avonmouth food bank.