Christ­mas fair raises a record £14,000

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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

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