MORE than £1,000 was raised for two Corbridge organisations at a Youth Initiative's annual Christmas Fair.

The fair was well supported on Saturday, November 19 despite the damp and cold conditions.

Hexham Courant: The Christmas FairThe Christmas Fair (Image: William Cunningham)

Held in Corbridge Parish Hall, £1,008 was raised from the various attractions which included a Christmas gift stall of goods made by young people, a raffle, tombola, toy and cake stalls.



Hexham Courant: Corbridge Parish Hall during the FairCorbridge Parish Hall during the Fair (Image: William Cunningham)

The Corbridge Healthy Walking group ran the very successful tombola in memory of their friend Joan Wilson. In addition, Charlotte Straker's Crafty Women ran a large stall with handmade sewn and knitted Christmas gifts.

Hexham Courant: The annual Christmas fair in the Parish HallThe annual Christmas fair in the Parish Hall (Image: William Cunningham)

All proceeds went to Corbridge Youth Initiative and the assisted living facility, The Charlotte Straker Project.



Hexham Courant: The CYI Christmas FairThe CYI Christmas Fair (Image: William Cunningham)

Sean Soulsby chair of CYI said: "CYI's recent Lottery grant for three years core funding has come to an end and we are currently applying for grants and looking for donations.

Hexham Courant: CYI Christmas fairCYI Christmas fair (Image: William Cunningham)

"At the moment our future funding is not certain, and we need everyone's help to keep services for young people running."

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