Royston charity helps organise Christmas Craft Fair in Melbourn

PUBLISHED: 07:01 28 November 2018

Julie Emmerson helping Eva Ingreburg, left,  to choose from her selection of Christmas baubles. Picture: Clive Porter

Julie Emmerson helping Eva Ingreburg, left, to choose from her selection of Christmas baubles. Picture: Clive Porter

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Shoppers turned out for a Christmas Craft Fair in Melbourn, which was organised by the village’s community hub and a Royston charity.

Maureen Moody with Megan Harradence. Picture: Clive PorterMaureen Moody with Megan Harradence. Picture: Clive Porter

The crowds were treated to a selection of handmade items, including greeting cards, jewellery, household items, and clothing.

The craft fair was organised in collaboration with the Nicola Emmerson Trust – which looks into sudden cardiac death in under 35s, and was set up to in memory of Nicola who tragically died while out celebrating her 20th birthday.

These vibrant cushions are made by Christine Pickford, with a proportion of the proceeds being donated to the Macmillan Woodlands Centre at Hinchingbrooke Hospital. Picture: Clive PorterThese vibrant cushions are made by Christine Pickford, with a proportion of the proceeds being donated to the Macmillan Woodlands Centre at Hinchingbrooke Hospital. Picture: Clive Porter

Her mother Julie was at the fair with her own fundraising stall.

John Travis, chair of the trustees group that run Melbourn Community Hub, said: “This is the second year that we have hosted this Christmas fair showcasing local craftspeople and the amazing range of their beautiful seasonal products.

Sandra Neill with son Ryan at their stall. Picture: Clive PorterSandra Neill with son Ryan at their stall. Picture: Clive Porter

“Stallholders, again this year, commented on how welcoming the hub was – and, judging from the number of customers, everyone must have had a very successful day! What an excellent prelude to Christmas.”

Youngster Natalie Youdam excited with her find on the stall of jewellery designer Lorraine Chapman. Picture: Clive PorterYoungster Natalie Youdam excited with her find on the stall of jewellery designer Lorraine Chapman. Picture: Clive Porter

Michelle Hills from York chooses a gift from Tiffany’s Scarves .Picture: Clive PorterMichelle Hills from York chooses a gift from Tiffany’s Scarves .Picture: Clive Porter

Sandra Neill with son Ryan at their stall. Picture: Clive PorterSandra Neill with son Ryan at their stall. Picture: Clive Porter


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