Lunch Club Craft Fayre 2014

Art Group leader Steph with some of her pictures

An exhibition by the Art Group was one of the main features at this year’s Craft Fayre. The Lunch Club team, led by Phil and Beryl, brought many different church groups and outside organisations together in one event which attracted a steady stream of visitors. Over £800 was raised which will benefit children in Kenya and Tanzania.

This year’s Craft Fayre filled our main hall with a variety of stalls and activities. The largest was an exhibition by the Art Group, who filled a whole wall with their work. Church groups and members, the Scouts and other stallholders displayed their work, sold goods and provided activities for children.

Over £800 was raised at the event which will be divided between the project to rebuild a Kindergarten in Kenya and the Amani Children’s Home which rescues street children in Tanzania.

In the smaller hall the catering team worked hard throughout to supply soup, rolls, cakes and drinks.

Cathie talking to a visitor

Cathie ran a “Guess the weight of the pineapple” competition and informed visitors about the Amani Children’s Home

Small hands decorating a cup cake

Decorating cup cakes: this craft activity was popular with children

3 people running a large craft stall

Several stallholders made and sold high-quality crafts

A sale in progress on a craft stall

Another selection of quality crafts

Making names using photos that look like letters

Alphabetical craft: Your name in pictures, laminated to order

Aerial view of one end of the hall

There was a steady stream of visitors throughout the event

Bobbie running a stall to raise funds for the kindergarten in Kenya

Bobbie ran a stall to raise funds for the kindergarten in Kenya and to explain the project

Selling tote bags

The Revive youth group sold bags, candles, chocolates and hand-painted tiles

Making decorated bookmarks

Another craft activity: making decorated bookmarks. Work has just started on this one

A Bolivia flag and computer monitors

Promoting our link with Bolivia: displaying videos and photos

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