Christmas fair raises a record £14,000
ACHRISTMAS fair beat its previous record by raising more than £14,000 for two charities, writes Jo-Anne Rowney.
More than 1,000 people attended the Chilterns American Women’s Club Christmas Bazaar on Sunday, held in aid of The Epilepsy Society in Chalfont St Peter and Horizon Sports Club in High Wycombe.
Four civic officials opened the event at the Bellhouse Hotel, Oxford Road, Beaconsfield, which last year raised £13,000.
The bazaar had a range of food vendors and stalls. The committee sold 277 specially prepared hampers.
Chairwoman of the bazaar committee Pam Showalter said: “We are proud to have raised this wonderful sum of money for these two worthy charities.”
ATTENDING: (Above, from left) Chairwoman of Chilterns American Women’s Club Pam Showalter, Wycombe District Council chairwoman Lesley Clarke OBE, Mayor of Beaconsfield Steve Jones, South Bucks District Council chairman Councillor Santokh Chhokar, Chilterns American Women’s Club parliamentary chairwoman Heather Collins; and philanthropy chairwoman of Chilterns American Women’s Club Melissa DubaquieSanchez; (left) Sue and Dave Shepherdson of Pens Unique sell handmade items SOMETHING OR EVERYONE:
ockwise from bove) Stephanie ng, Bernice ennet sell uterwear; auren, 12, Julie nd Elise Klinger, 1; author and lustrator Stephen Yorke with gifts and llustrations rom his book Christmas at Crumble Cottage; Isabella Taylor, 10, does finger painting with Caroline Friend
TOP HAT: Max Shaw, tennis coach from Horizon sports club for disabled children