Festival raises more than £800 for Haverhill church and flower club

Cllr Maureen Byrne, Deputy Mayor opens the joint St Felix Church and Haverhill & District Flower Club Summer Fayre 29 June 2013
Cllr Maureen Byrne, Deputy Mayor opens the joint St Felix Church and Haverhill & District Flower Club Summer Fayre 29 June 2013

More than £800 was raised for a Haverhill church and the town’s flower club with a summer fair at the weekend.

St Felix Catholic Church hosted the event on Saturday (June 29), and the cash raised will be split between the church and the Haverhill and District Flower Club.

Deputy mayor Maureen Byrne opened the fair with best wishes from the town council, a major donor towards the cost for landscaping and car parking for the church.

She thanked the committee and the organisers, stall holders and the Haverhill and District flower club for their support to raise funds to pay off the new church loan.

Cllr Byrne said: “I am delighted that the new church and grounds opened up the location for residents and visitors, and I hope that it will feel more inclusive, with more people getting involved in these local activities”.

The highlight of the Faye was a raffle with prizes totalling more than £400, due mainly to Ron Hefford’s sales drive.

Town mayor Roger Andre attended with his wife Pauline and drew the names of the seven winners.

Two winners offered their prizes for auction which fetched £15 for a bottle of champagne and, after a fierce battle between two bidders, the fine bottle of brandy ended up at £40.

Cllr Byrne announced the next event on the church fund raising calendar is an evening of entertainment and food from Kerala, India, being organised by parishioners, to be held at the St Felix School hall tomorrow (Saturday, July 6) at 7.15pm.

Tickets for the evening can be obtained from Tina Hanks via email from stfelixchurchhaverhill@gmail.com and are priced at £12 for adults and £7 for 5 to 12 year olds, under 5s free. Alternatively please telephone the parish office on 01440 702754.

For all the latest news see Thursday’s (July 11) Echo.