Christmas-themed events in Royston and surrounding villages

PUBLISHED: 15:20 30 November 2018 | UPDATED: 15:20 30 November 2018

Barley postboxes have been yarnbomed for Christmas. Picture: Alison White

Barley postboxes have been yarnbomed for Christmas. Picture: Alison White

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You may have noticed that Royston and surrounding villages getting rather Christmassy - and there's plently more to come in the next week.

Barley postboxes have been yarnbomed for Christmas. Picture: Alison White Barley postboxes have been yarnbomed for Christmas. Picture: Alison White

On Saturday, Jessica Lake – founder of Royston Rethink mental health peer support group – is throwing a Christmas fete fundraiser at Coombes Community Centre from 12.30pm until 4.30pm

She said: “There will be lot’s of stalls, cakes, raffle for both adults and children. We will also be raffling a large prize from the Thrive Programme and members of Time to Talk mental health campaign will be there.”

Over in Barley, six postboxes in the village have each been yarn bombed with a Christmas theme. Yarnbombers The Barley Knitting group wanted to use their knitting skills to help others, so if the yarn bombed postboxes make you smile donate via justgiving.com/Knitbarley. In the village on Saturday between 11am and 4pm you can also visit the Christmas market at the Townhouse in Church End.

In Meldreth on Saturday and Sunday, it’s the Christmas Tree Festival at Holy Trinity church between 11am and 5pm.

Barley postboxes have been yarnbomed for Christmas. Picture: Alison White Barley postboxes have been yarnbomed for Christmas. Picture: Alison White

In Rushden on Sunday, it’s the village Christmas bazaar at the village hall from 10am until 4pm.

On Monday in Royston, there’s a coffee morning for charity called Grit’s Christmas challenge in their head office in Upper King Street from 10am to 12pm. Stop by for a chat, coffee and cake – and find out more about the work Grit does with young people.

On December 8, in Royston there’s Rudolph’s Christmas Trail for youngsters between 1am and 4pm. Meet at Fish Hill.

And on the same day, there’s also Ashwell at Christmas at St Mary’s Church in the village.

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