Craft fair gives boost to Thornbury-based meningitis charity

First published in News

A RANGE of crafts were put on display in Thornbury at a fair held in aid of the Meningitis Research Foundation.

The event in the Swan Inn was the latest in a series of craft sales that have become regular fixtures in the High Street premises over the past two years.

They were established by former teacher Christine Carter, who was struck down with a serious form of septicaemia and lost her legs below the knee, as well as some of her fingers, as a result.

Stalls were set up in the skittle alley, function room and courtyard by local craft workers who live within a ten-mile radius of the town.

Only those who make the crafts are permitted to have a stall at the fairs, which regularly feature products such as silk scarves, stained glass items, photographs, cards and candles.

Money raised goes to the Thornbury-based foundation, which has received thousands of pounds so far as a result of the events.

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