Queen of Peace fair raises €2,000

Bray People - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

THE Queen of Peace held their an­nual Christ­mas fair at the Vila Pacis re­cently.

‘It was very well at­tended and we made €2,000,’ said spokes­woman for the event Ann Nolan.

She added that there was a big raf­fle on the day with loads of great prizes do­nated by parish­ioners.

There were four big ham­pers worth €80 to €100 each as well as makeup sets and more.

‘ There was a great at­mos­phere on the day and it was great craic,’ said Ann.

There was a Christ­mas stall, a new gifts stall and bric a brac, as well as books, clothes and DVDs.

There was an ex­cel­lent cake stall with many of the parish’s best bak­ers mak­ing treats to sell.

Ann’s daugh­ter came from Drogheda armed with baked goods and manned the stall for the day.

There were teas and cof­fees, and plenty of chat­ting and catch­ing up.

The money raised will go to­wards pas­toral things such as a ‘Life in the Spirit,’ course com­ing up in Lent and dif­fer­ent re­li­gious pro­grammes for the chil­dren.

Last year the money raised was for the dis­as­ter in Haiti and ev­ery sec­ond year the funds go to a char­ity.

One of the at­ten­dees, Noel O’Sul­li­van, is look­ing for­ward to turn­ing 80 on Christ­mas day.

Ann said that it is the stall­hold­ers that turn up ev­ery year and help to set up that make the event a suc­cess.

‘It’s hard work,’ she said, adding that while she is a mem­ber of the Parish Pas­toral Coun­cil it is a fundrais­ing group that ar­ranges the fair.

Ber­nadette and Ed­die Byrne at the Queen of Peace cen­tre.

Bron­agh Gi­b­lin and Vera O’Toole at the parish fair.

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