Faeries spread some magic

Christchurch Mail - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS - EMMA BEAVEN

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.

EMMA BEAVEN

Bri­etta Car­ren met faerie Lily Peas Blos­som at her stall at the Or­ton Bradley Park Spring Fair.

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