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Festive fayre at Cheshire Home for first time

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FESTIVE spirit has come to the Guernsey Cheshire Home, as residents and staff prepare for the first Christmas fayre to be held at the home.

The fayre is always a date on the calendar for the charity, but this year is the first time it has been held away from the Town Church – something which residents are very much looking forward to.

The fayre is being held on Sunday between 2 and 6pm at its Rohais premises and this year the home is trying to raise money by selling home-made decorations.

Father Christmas will also be making a visit and has built his grotto so younger islanders are able to attend and get a present.

Cheshire Home administrator Karen Le Page said: ‘It’s absolutely fantastic – everyone is in the Christmas spirit and we are trying our best to make this a time for celebration for everyone at the home.

Rosie Le Maitre has made table decorations with lights out of old bottles. (Pictures by Peter Frankland, 26531432)

‘We have teamed up with the Guernsey Flower Arrangement Society and between them, the staff and residents we are taking orders to make wreaths and table decorations which will be constructed and delivered to people’s front doors on 19 December.

‘It costs £20 for a big one, £15 for a little one and £10 for a table decoration.’

As well as the wreaths and Father Christmas, there will be mulled wine, a raffle, bric-a-brac, Christmas light bottles, homemade mince pies, handmade candles, yule logs, sausage rolls, handmade jewellery and much more.

There is also a Christmas hamper with prizes.

Deputy home manager Sarah Winsall said: ‘Everyone is pitching in and helping to put this day together and it has been a real team effort. We’ve got a whole lot going on, so if anyone is free on Sunday please come and pop to our fayre.’

Yves Le

By Yves Le
News reporter

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