Christmas fayre

High Bank Day Nursery has taken its fundraising efforts for a local mental health charity to £1,700 after staging a Christmas fayre.

We raised £920 for our charity of the year, Darlington Mind.

Combined with the £160 we raised by selling homemade apple crumbles and £620 at a car boot sale in September, this takes the total so far to £1,700.

The Christmas fayre included stalls selling items such as Christmas cards, flowers, fragrances, books and cakes. There was also lots of activities for children, including football coaching, tombola. guess the sweets in a jar competition and Santa’s Grotto.

Children who attend High Bank made gingerbread men, Christmas crackers and baubles and there will was a competition to judge the best on the day.

High Bank Day Nursery Manager Zara Watkinson said: “Despite very poor weather on the day, people were certainly not put off and we were overwhelmed by the number of people who came to support the event.

“Raising £1,700 for Darlington Mind in just three events is fantastic and with more events planned in 2020, we’re already on course to beat our charity of the year fundraising record.”

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