Parish of the
Good Shepherd, Woodthorpe
St Anthony's of Calverton
The Good Shepherd Church hosts its best Christmas Fair to date
On the morning of Saturday 27 November 2021, when the organisers and volunteers of the Good Shepherd Christmas Fair opened their curtains to snow filled scenes, none of them expected that this was going to be the year that set a new fundraising record for its annual Christmas Fair.

In spite of the inclement weather, families arrived in their droves to visit the free Santa's grotto and to explore the working fire engine. They queued patiently and were rewarded with homemade food and cakes, festive crafts and treats, a free Santa's grotto with sweet treat for every child, tombolas and unique gifts.

The fair was open from 10.30am to 2.30pm and raised a whopping £9,159 for charity, the highest amount raised to date.

Since 2017, the fair has been organised by Sarah Benedek, and each year has been an improvement on the previous year's fundraising success. "The volunteers and I are absolutely delighted with what we've been able to achieve. A lot of planning and preparation goes into creating an event like this and so it's a proud moment for the team when it successfully comes together. Given the circumstances of this year's fair, we were all surprised at how well we did and we thank everyone who supported our event."

The Good Shepherd Christmas Fair has been running for over 20 years and was originally hosted in the school hall, prior to the new parish centre being built next to the Good Shepherd Church.
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