Harlow Greens raise hundreds for St Clare Hospice
Charity / Mon 22nd Jan 2024 at 08:42am
THE HARLOW Greens are immersed in a whole range of activities across Harlow throughout the year.
Last Monday they visited St Clare’s Hospice to give their donation which they raised at their recent Christmas Fayre.
December seems a while back but our Fayre was so good! We plan another one this year.
Last year’s Fayre was put together by the Green Party local candidate for Mark Hall, Julie Taylor.
Julie set out to organise an event with a difference, one that was not only festive but also gave people in the community the opportunity to see great craft work.
Julie said: “It is important to remember those who are not with us at this time of the year and St Clare’s Hospice does a tremendous job in helping people.
“This was one of the reasons why St Clare’s was our Charity of Choice this year, and we were happy to make a donation of just over £300 to them thanks to the generosity of all those who attended on the day and those unable to attend but still bought tickets.”
“Over 75% of stall holders were offering sustainable products for sale which gave visitors the opportunity to purchase goods that were not mass produced and made predominantly of plastic but crafted with skill and care.
The event was a celebration of local crafting talent with 20 small businesses and crafters showcasing their talents and wares from aromatherapy candles to wreath makers.”
Local author, Ray Star whose passion for animals and the environment prompted the creation of the “Earthlings trilogy” was selling copies of her books which are also available on Amazon.
Jacklyn Stansfield is a local artist who has recently started sharing his unique artwork with the wider community. We are very grateful to Jacklyn who let Harlow Green Party use one of his designs for their festive message.
Food was provided by Julie and daughter Heidi with Homemade cakes, as well as home created health foods by Nikki’s Eats and Treats and Phoebe Bakes who brought along the tastiest Jamaican patties and other Caribbean delights.
Entertainment was provided by Laura Baker who sang a wide selection of Christmas songs and traditional Carols to much applause. Laura has returned to singing in public following the recent birth of her youngest daughter.
“We wanted to also give other lesser-known charities the opportunity to raise their profile and were pleased to welcome Meow Cat Rescue who raised £350 for their cause and Jennifer See and Hannah Bolton who to raised £195 for Jodie Marsh’s Fripps Farm Animal Sanctuary and Mutts in Distress.
Brilliant well done.