Hundreds of people attended Whitchurch Primary School’s Christmas fair which raised at least £2,000. There were 20 stalls selling a range of hand-made goods including dolls, jewellery, silverware, toiletries and Christmas candles, decorations and cards as well as artesan bread and foods. There was a Santa’s grotto and a children’s activity room with nail painting, biscuit icing and festive games. A cafÃ© was set up in the main hall selling mince pies, cakes and mulled wine made by parents and the school kitchen team. A raffle was held with 35 prizes including a case of wine from Laithwaites, tickets to Newbury race and dinner for two at the Elephant in Pangbourne. Villagers Derek Jones, Anne Jones and David Mittimoe performed instrumental versions of festive songs on brass and woodwind instruments. Organiser Tania Neeson said: “Everyone was really happy and they loved the way the grotto had been decorated.” The proceeds will go towards a new library will costing £7,000. The school’s existing library will be converted into a learning area.