Christmas Fayre at Hannahs brings in record breaking crowds

Thomas, Flora and Rose Willmington meeting Santa

Thomas, Flora and Rose Willmington meeting Santa - Credit: Archant

Record breaking crowds started the festive season at Hannahs Christmas Fayre at Seale-Hayne last weekend. Over 3000 visitors attended over two days and raised over £35,000.

Hannah Antonio from Hannahs Ivybridge helping to sell arts and crafts made by the students

Hannah Antonio from Hannahs Ivybridge helping to sell arts and crafts made by the students - Credit: Archant

Jamie Farr selling arts and crafts made by himself and other members of hannahART

Jamie Farr selling arts and crafts made by himself and other members of hannahART - Credit: Archant

Visitors crowded into the beautiful buildings at Seale-Hayne and shopped at over 90 stalls selling a wonderful variety of gifts. The Quad was buzzing with festive music from Stoodley Knowle School and Broadhempston Primary School Choirs, Torbay Concert Brass Band and LA Buskers and there were plenty of festive refreshments to keep visitors warm. Children were able to get stuck into Christmas Crafts and a Snowman Hunt while waiting to visit the all important Santa’s Grotto.

Hannahs Community Fundraiser Katie Hall with Hannahs fundraisers Liz Lehmann, Mary West and Barbara

Hannahs Community Fundraiser Katie Hall with Hannahs fundraisers Liz Lehmann, Mary West and Barbara Thompson - Credit: Archant

Hannahs Chief Executive Bronwen Hewitt with Stoodley Knowle School Choir

Hannahs Chief Executive Bronwen Hewitt with Stoodley Knowle School Choir - Credit: Archant

Hannahs Chief Executive Bronwen Hewitt said “We were over the moon with our Christmas Fayre having 3,000 visitors who all went away happy and impressed. Everyone worked so hard to make it the wonderful event it was. We were seeing our dreams coming true with these two magical integrated days of fun and laughter. The quality of the stalls, the entertainment and the food started the Christmas season off beautifully.”