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London Fields Christmas fair raises £2,500 for church funds

PUBLISHED: 18:46 10 December 2013 | UPDATED: 19:00 10 December 2013

Nadia Hallpike, 8, is pictured meeting Santa Claus in his grotto at the  St Michael and All Angels Christmas fete.

Nadia Hallpike, 8, is pictured meeting Santa Claus in his grotto at the St Michael and All Angels Christmas fete.

Dieter Perry

Several hundred people of all ages flocked to a church’s Christmas fete.

Aliya Taiti,11, is pictured by her sweet stall at St Michael and All Angels Church in Lansdowne Drive, London Fields.Aliya Taiti,11, is pictured by her sweet stall at St Michael and All Angels Church in Lansdowne Drive, London Fields.

People from all parts of the community attended the event at St Michael and All Angels Church in Lansdowne Drive in London Fields.

Adults enjoyed home-made cakes and jams, clothes, and a variety of Christmas gifts. Children were enraptured at finding the church transformed into a fun space for them with a Santa’s Grotto, a bouncy castle, table-tennis and lots of other games. There was also a tombola and raffle.

Rev Daniel Gerrans, vicar of the church, said: “St Michael’s annual Christmas Fete is a well-established annual event in London Fields which everyone in the community enjoys. This year’s was no exception.

“We had a great day and were delighted that it raised over £2,500 for church funds, a record amount. I am very grateful to everyone who supported the event.”


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