VIN­TAGE YEAR FOR FUNDRAIS­ING

Os­car win­ning guest for ‘gen­eral store’ themed Christ­mas craft fair

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - by Tom Her­bert tom.her­bert@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: @TRHer­bert

AN OS­CAR win­ner turned up to a Ger­rards Cross Christ­mas fair which raised nearly £200 for char­ity re­cently.

A to­tal of 175 peo­ple en­joyed ‘ Christ­mas at the Gen­eral Store’, billed as an ‘old fash­ioned’ al­ter­na­tive to com­mer­cial Christ­mas.

Or­gan­iser Chris My­ers said: “It was bril­liant and ex­tremely busy. The house is yet to be put back in or­der.” She added: “It’s go­ing back into nor­mal­ity now though.”

Pres­ti­gious guest Mark Bridges, who won an Os­car in 2012 for his cos­tume de­sign in the film The Artist, ‘loved it’, ac­cord­ing to Mrs My­ers.

She said: “It was all very good. They loved it, they loved what they saw.”

She added: “It was all lots of fun, it al­ways is. It went really well and ev­ery­one was in the Christ­mas spirit.”

Pro­ceeds went to­wards lo­cal chil­dren’s char­ity Wil­liams Fund, which funds re­search into child­hood can­cers.

Crafty: Above, Emma Hood and Suzanne Trop­ping. Right, Julie Smith.

Far right, Dawn Bar­ron and Chris My­ers

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