Fair deal at Burn­side

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Jonathan Ged­des

Burn­side Pri­mary School’s Christ­mas fair de­liv­ered some fes­tive cheer for the school last week.

The event pulled in around £3,500 , which will go to­wards the school’s par­ent coun­cil.

And there was a host of Christ­mas crack­ers for both kids and par­ents to enjoy.

Gerry McGhee, Chair of the Burn­side Par­ent Coun­cil, felt the day was a roar­ing suc­cess.

He said: “It was nearly an en­tirely new team at the par­ent coun­cil that worked on the fair this year, and ev­ery­one worked hard to make it all go well.

“With be­ing in a dif­fer­ent school build­ing than nor­mal this year there were some lo­gis­ti­cal dif­fi­cul­ties, but it all went smoothly in the end.

“We had lots of fun things for the kids to do, like Beat the Goalie, kids crafts and a pet­ting zoo.

“There was a se­lec­tion of pri­vate stall hold­ers with var­i­ous items to sell. Then in­side the main hall we had var­i­ous stalls with par­ents and teach­ers help­ing out, as well as the tombola.

“There was ev­ery­thing from a baubles sale to a bake off and sec­ond hand toys and books.

“We also had peo­ple from Yorkhill Hos­pi­tal there, with a char­ity stall that was rais­ing money for them.

“The at­mos­phere was really good through­out the whole day - it’s just really im­por­tant to still have that con­nec­tion to the com­mu­nity in there.

“It’s also a ma­jor fundraiser for the par­ent coun­cil, and some­thing that has a lot of ben­e­fits for the school be­cause of that.”

Christ­mas Crack­ers Gu­nilla Gor­don, Tilda Black and Jane Bar­ton with gifts for Yorkhill cys­tic fi­bro­sis

They’ve Got Bot­tle The bot­tle stall was manned by Trish Kent, Les­ley Green, Tracy Brown and Gil­lian Kelly

Burn­side Bake-Off Fiona Welsh, Fraser Pa­ton , Linda Phillips, Jamie Phillips and Emma Daly taste the cakes

The Santa Clause Sa­muel Kelly met Santa and helpers Julie Han­ratty & mum Gil­lian Kelly

Teddy Time Win­nie the Pooh was joined by Cara Smith at the teddy tombola

On Of­fer Moira Red­mund at the toy stall with will­ing helpers

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