Sprowston High School Christmas Fair. Chantel Souris, 18, left, and her niece, Shola, 10, have festive facepainted faces. Picture: Denise Bradley

Gallery: Sprowston school’s Christmas fair raises money to help the homeless

Sunday, December 2, 2012
7.36 PM

People who would otherwise celebrate Christmas alone will benefit from money raised at Sprowston Community High School on Saturday.

The school’s Christmas Fair made over £300 for Norwich Open Christmas, which brings together the homeless and lonely for food and festive entertainment on Christmas Day at St Andrew’s Hall.

The fair saw more than 200 people browse the collection of stalls selling crafts, food, drink and stocking-fillers.

There were activities for children to make their own tree decorations, while Year 11 pupils from the school helped with refreshments and the raffle.

Malcolm Johnston, events co-ordinator, said: “At this time of year it’s important to think of those less fortunate than ourselves, and Norwich Open Christmas is the ideal charity.”