A merry Martha Trust Christmas

Posted on 3 January 2013 | No comments | Tags: ,

Santa and his helper

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Martha Trust Christmas Fayre – the weather may have been dismal but the turnout was fantastic! Our stalls were over-subscribed with 31 different displays ranging from hand-made Christmas decorations, glitter make-up, festive hair clips and jewellery to toys, French Christmas cards, wooden jigsaws and stocking fillers.

Sandwich Music Group played Christmas Carols while people browsed the stalls and enjoyed tea and coffee and a range of cakes and sweets made by our very own residents, staff and volunteers.

The man of the day, Father Christmas, was resplendent in a grotto created by Astor College and around 40 children entered our colouring competition, judged by Councillor Jeremy Watts, the Mayor of Sandwich and his wife. There was even a ‘Guess the weight of the Christmas cake’ competition and plenty of arts and crafts to keep the children occupied including biscuit decorating and Christmas tree and badge making.

We’d like to thank everyone who came along on the day including the Mayor of Sandwich and his wife, the maintenance men and Town Sargeant at the Guildhall for all their help and all the Martha Trust, staff and volunteers who made cakes, put up signs, poured tea and coffee and generally made sure the day was a success. We’d also like to thank Barclays Bank staff for supporting the event, The Co-Operative in Sandwich which covered the cost of the teas and coffees and Sainsbury’s in Deal for their donation of sweet treats.

In all the day is set to have raised over £1,500!

To find out more about next year’s Christmas Fayre contact our fundraising team on 01304 610448 or email fundraising@marthatrust.org.uk

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