Faeries spread some magic
With a flutter of wings and a sprinkle of glitter, fairies are more than just a tall tale for garden city children.
The Christchurch Faerie Circle is a not-for- profit organisation which wants to spread joy to the community after the earthquakes.
The Circle was fundraising at the Orton Bradley Park Spring Fair last Sunday by selling handmade trinkets, to support its community events which included picnics, charity work, and hospital visits.
School student Brietta Carren enjoyed meeting the faeries at the fair as she thought they were awesome and read a lot of fairy stories.
Lily Peas Blossom said fundraising was worth it as children at Christchurch Hospital loved seeing the faeries every fortnight to make bracelets and necklaces.
‘‘Sometimes if you have people who have been there for a few weeks, every time you come back it’s like: ‘the faeries are here!’’’
Blossom said they held a faerie picnic for the Addington community last week and were due to host another in about three months.
She was set to drive to Kaikoura at the beginning of November with faerie Lavendula Louella to ‘‘spread some magic up there’’ following last year’s earthquakes.
The pair would be giving out fairy wishes, painting faces and playing games with locals, young and old alike.
Brietta Carren met faerie Lily Peas Blossom at her stall at the Orton Bradley Park Spring Fair.