Pound a Pop

This year’s Grand Draw beat all previous totals – and then some! You bought a magnificent 642 envelopes in total between 26th October and 3rd December, making a prize of £321 and the same amount going into the Christmas Lights fund. So a huge thank you to everyone who donated their pound coins.

Joan Smith

And the lucky winner was Joan Smith from Stokelake, who was so pleased with her pre-Christmas windfall that she generously sent us an additional donation for the fund.


Joan bought her envelope while having her hair done at Valerie Ann Hair Fashions. The two Vals are well-known for their zeal in selling the Pound a Pop envelopes and were once again the top sellers, with 349 sold in the salon and during the Christmas Fayre.

Other top sellers were: Liz and Carole in the Town Hall during the Fayre (147); and The Globe (98). Our thanks go to all of them, plus Gina Sherwood at UKGetActive; Diamond Cut; The Ship and Sugar Mill.

British Weather!


The weather forcast for this evening isn’t too good.  But will the Christmas Fayre go ahead?  You bet!

There will be some changes, that will be posted on Facebook and here.  But there will still be lots to do, see and hear.

Dress up warm and dry and come along.

The live entertainment has been moved from the stage outside Alpha House to The Phoenix. Timings remain the same: 6:45pm to 8pm.

The stalls from the street have been relocated either in the Town Hall (Woodway Room and School Room) or at the Youth Centre.

The Barrel Organ won’t be here.

Everything else remains the same at the moment. Keep checking here or on FaceBook for updates.

There will be an information point at the bottom of the stairs in the Town Hall to answer any questions about the programme or location of your favourite stalls.