Reporter Jonathan White, Wistaston.
The annual 'Holly Fair' took place on Saturday 2nd November 2013 at Wells Green Methodist Church - http://www.cheshiresouth.org.uk/churches/rope-green/wells-green.html - on Brookland Avenue in Wistaston.
In the entrance hall, there was a raffle to win a hamper of fair traded goods and also a competition to win several cuddly teddy bears!
Santa' s Grotto proved to be very popular, ably assisted by lots of little elves.
The refreshments were excellent, soup, quiches, a variety of rolls, cakes, trifles and jellies. All enjoyed by everyone.
The stalls included Traidcraft goods, toys, costume jewellery, a gold & silver colour stall, Christmas gifts & crafts, homemade cakes, books, and gifts from Kisii in Kenya (The Mango Tree School project is supported by Wells Green Church).
Myra Wood and Teresa Hoper co-ordinated the refreshments and Pat Nott organised the publicity and the stalls.
Pat Nott said, “The Holly Fair is an excellent community event, which is held on the first Saturday in November every year. Wells Green members are very generous with their giving and without their support, the fair wouldn't take place. It's a team effort and we very much enjoy working together.”
£1,454 was raised on the day and a coffee morning is to be held on 13th November, to hopefully increase this amount even further.