North Cerney Primary School raises over £3,000 at its annual Christmas Fair

PUPILS, parents, teachers and villagers braved the cold in their droves to attend the North Cerney Primary School Christmas Fair held in the recently refurbished Village Hall earlier this month.

The North Cerney School Association (NCSA) is the primary School’s PTA who organises the event, raising funds to improve the school’s buildings and resources to enhance the pupil’s future education.
The members of the NCSA worked tirelessly for weeks to bring the fair together, proving that hard work pays off raising well over £3,000, a new record for the annual event.

The school children put on a mini concert for the crowds singing as a choir on stage, while shoppers were able to buy handmade Christmas presents from stalls and enjoyed mulled wine and hotdogs. There was a Santa’s Grotto where the youngsters met Father Christmas and tickets for a raffle were sold which included a huge hamper and a £200 cash prize.

A recipe book with scores of family favourite recipes lovingly shared from parents, teachers and villagers, along with contributions from both ex-pupil, Hugh Fernley Whittingstall and Cotswold Chef, Rob Rees has been put together by the NCSA and went down a storm at the fair. Copies of the recipe book are still available to buy at Octavia's Bookshop on Blackjack Street, all proceeds will go to the school.

The biggest fundraiser at the fair was the silent auction where supporters participated in bidding from a huge list of generously donated prizes including a wing walking experience donated by Rendcomb Aerodrome and a day in a recording studio courtesy of Windmill Studios.

Kate Thomas, Chair of the NCSA said:
“We were absolutely delighted to see so many well wishers at the fair this year. We were bowled over by the number of local businesses and villagers who kindly donated prizes for our raffle and silent auction and we would like to thank everyone involved for their generosity and time. Our community all pulled together and proved that although small, North Cerney Primary is more than capable of raising significant amounts of money that will really help our brilliant school continue to be just that-absolutely brilliant.”

For photos and video of the event, where to buy the recipe book and more information about the school, the NCSA and future events please visit or the school’s official website


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Laura Rettie

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