Hundreds raised at festive fun event in Saltney

Published date: 18 December 2013 |
Published by: Robert Doman 
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A CHRISTMAS fair has raised more than £600 for the UK Cancer Research charity.

The event, organised by Saltney woman Claire Ashbrook in memory of her mother-in-law, saw families come together to enjoy a visit from Father Christmas and two Disney favourites.

Mickey and Minnie Mouse dropped in at the Saltney Tavern where the fundraiser was taking place, giving children the chance to handfeed live reindeer and pick up some last-minute Christmas gifts from the wide range of stalls on offer.

Claire’s efforts helped raise £604 for the charity on Saturday following her decision to hold the event after losing her mother-in-law to cancer earlier this year.

She said: “All in all it was a really fabulous event.

“We had a lovely afternoon and the children loved everything.

“They really enjoyed feeding the reindeer and it proved to be a brilliant day. I was pleased people supported it and gave so generously.”

The activities on offer included facepainting, and lessons on how to be a princess as well as a tombola, cake stands and stalls offering everything from jam to nail treatments.

Claire, 41, was helped by her children in staging the event.

o Yesterday the Leader reported how Mrs Ashbrook’s home was burgled while she attended the fundraiser she had been organising since September.

Thieves made off with a laptop and a mobile phone.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.

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