A bustling, free, Christmas Festival was held on Saturday 1 December at Sutton College (SCOLA) which helped to raise money for the wonderful Radio Marsden Charity – who need £50,000 to replace ageing equipment or they will be forced to stop broadcasting.
Children could visit Santa and receive a tasty early Christmas Present (generously donated by Hardy’s Sweet Shop) and free mince pies were handed out to visitors whilst they enjoyed live festive music.
Christmas shoppers were treated to a fantastic array of stalls insideSuttonCollege’s main arena. Unusual handcrafted Christmas gifts could be purchased, ranging from decorations and jewellery to toys and scented candles, as well as a range of appetizing treats available including delicious Japanese food, beautiful cupcakes, tasty chutneys and superb fine wines. Even the family dog was catered for with treats and presents for pets.
Balloon modellers and face painting provided children with fun art/craft whilst respected artist Abel Kesteven and caricaturist Ric Machin provided amusing and original artwork for sale.
Saboohi Famili, SCOLA Principal, said “Our free Christmas Festival is part of SCOLA’s commitment to providing the local community with fun and accessible events. We had a terrific turn-out with nearly 600 visitors and we were delighted to raise more than £300 for the Radio Marsden Charity.
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