VINTAGE YEAR FOR FUNDRAISING
Oscar winning guest for ‘general store’ themed Christmas craft fair
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