Thanks to all those who came long to Fernham’s Christmas Bazaar on Saturday 11 November, the whole event was a great success. With 10 high quality stalls offering everything from cards, scents, pictures, jewellery, pottery, knitwear, glass decorations through to ‘collectables’, there was something on sale for everyone. Visitors ages ranged from Mrs Joyce Adams at 99 through to Hamish Lambert, at just 3 weeks old. Delicious hot and cold food was on offer from the team from St John’s Church and much enjoyed by many, both young and old, their cakes were legendary! Overall, the raffle raised £123 (and thanks to all prize donors), stall receipts £95 and £25 from the sale of homemade chocolates, book and DVDs. Well done and thank you to this year’s organiser, Wendy Howard, of Fernham Farm Cottages, and her small army of village volunteer helpers. Charities that will benefit from contributions sent this year are Helen and Douglas House Children’s Hospice and the Police Families Fund (which helps families of officers killed on duty), both really worthwhile charities. Thanks to Steve for the pictures – taken moments before the public descended on the stalls – it wasn’t that empty for long!  

(P.S. Next Fernham village event is Carols on Elmside at 6 pm on 2 December – everyone welcome, see you there!)