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Synthetic skating rink is big hit at school Christmas fete
Published 19/12/16



THE annual Christmas fete at Whitchurch Primary School raised a record £3,800.

At least 350 people attended the event, which featured a synthetic outdoor ice-skating rink for the first time. This proved so popular thatĀ tickets sold out in advance.

There were market stalls selling a range of gifts and homeware including jewellery, home-brewed beer and hand-knitted toys and decorations while a café sold mince pies and cakes.

Hot food and drinks were served by the Camper Café, run by Whitchurch resident Beth Baxter, Lina Tandoori, of Pangbourne, and London meatball restaurant The Bowler, while members of the school’s parent-teacher association served mulled wine.

Children could visit Father Christmas in his grotto and there was a raffle with prizes including dinner at the Crooked Billet in Stoke Row, a day at Newbury races and Sunday lunch at the Elephant in Pangbourne.


Musicians David Mattimoe andĀ Anne and Derek Jones, who live in the village, played festive tunes. The proceeds will go towards a computerised cataloguing system for the school’s new library.

Organiser Caroline Collins said: “We were delighted to have so much support from the community. The skating rink was a big draw and really added to the atmosphere outside.”

The fete was sponsored by businesses including the Ferryboat in Whitchurch, the Sun Inn at Whitchurch Hill, the Whitchurch Bridge Company and Goring estate agent Warmingham.



Published 19/12/16

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