Volunteers to hold Perton’s first ever Christmas fair

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A group of  volunteers has decided to bring a Staffordshire village its first ever Christmas fair.

Twelve volunteers of Christmas have organised the event in Perton, which is taking place on Saturday 30 November, from 3pm – 9pm.

People will be selling crafts, gifts and food.

All money raised from the fair will help buy new Christmas lights for the very un-festive looking village too.

Parish clerk Tony Tappenden said Perton is the only village in the area that has never had a festive fair because of a lack of interest and negativity when it comes to organisation.

Thanks to Hannah Charman and her helpers though, the village will now no longer be the ‘Scrooge’ of South Staffordshire villages.

She said: “Every other village around us has a Christmas fair and we don’t even have any decent Christmas lights”, said Hannah.

“I decided I would try and organise a fair which local people and myself could sell our crafts at, and in doing so it has created a real sense of community spirit.

“We are doing it on a shoestring budget this year, but any money we do raise will go towards buying new Christmas lights and supporting local community projects.”

Volunteers from the parish council, residents, local organisations and people who work in the village are helping organise stall bookings, entertainment and to promote the event.

Local garden centre, The Pavilion, has donated a tree for the festivities and AJ Tyres has donated £100 to help buy new lights.

For further information, to volunteer, to book a stall or to help promote the event, contact Hannah on 07763 595 879 or visit the Perton Christmas Fair Facebook page.

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