£14,500 raised for children with brain injury at charity’s Christmas Fair

Over 1,000 people attended The Children’s Trust Christmas Fair on Saturday 26 November and raised more than £14,500 to help support children with brain injury. The popular annual event, sponsored by Toyota GB, was officially opened by the Mayor and Mayoress of Reigate and Banstead at 12pm. The Mayor, Cllr David Powell, was celebrating his 81st birthday at the fair.  The day provided visitors with a host of Christmas activities to enjoy including a skating rink, Santa’s Grotto, Christmas market, donkey rides, fairground rides, arts and crafts, tombolas, raffles and much more. The Mayor said: “It was an honour to officially open this event which raises money for such a worthy cause. The Children's Trust is one of my charities of the year and I look forward to supporting it in as many ways as I can – which started with doing some of my Christmas shopping at this fair.” Hannah Vince, Community Fundraiser for The Children's Trust said: “We would like to thank everyone from our local community who came along to our Christmas Fair this year, we are so delighted with the amount of money raised. We would particularly like to thank Toyota GB for sponsoring the event and our loyal band of volunteers who helped before, and on the day. We hope a great time was had by all.” Photo caption: (L-R) The Children’s Trust mascot Tadworth the Hound, Karen Phillips Community Fundraiser at The Children’s Trust, The Mayor of Reigate and Banstead, Cllr David Powell, Mayoress, Mrs Caroline Durance, and Jenny Smith a volunteer from The Children's Trust.

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