We were well and truly in the seasonal spirit after our Charity Christmas Fayre yesterday, Wednesday 7th December. If you had arrived at Hartley Pavilion ready for sport, you would have been surprised ! The Pavilion transformed brilliantly into a festive treasure trove with gifts, treats, games, a tombola and a magical appearance from Father Christmas who had set up his grotto for the afternoon. A special visit from some birds of prey proved a big hit too. The excitement from students was a very happy sight and lovely to see.
With lots of great stalls for shopping, we send a big thank you to everyone in our community for supporting the Fayre. The money raised will go to The Alzheimer’s Society.
We are very grateful to all the local businesses who embraced the magic of our Fayre with us – thank you to:
Amanda Lloyd – A selection of handmade candles and melts, bath and body soaps – the perfect stocking filler.
Amber’s Country Gifts – Handmade items with a country theme
Bands and Bows – Handmade hair accessories for children and for dogs as well as a selection of other Christmas crafts.
Bows and Jewellery – A selection of hair bows and jewellery for all occasions.
Cafe – Hot and cold drinks are available with a small seating area for a catch-up with friends and family.
Cecilia Costello Photography – Come and have a look at the creative and beautiful photos taken by Cecilia and discuss her packages available and book a photo shoot with her.
Challenge 300 – An enterprise group of Year 10 WGHS pupils. They will be selling handmade jewellery items as well as taking orders for personalised jewellery. They will also be drawing henna designs on people’s hands using natural henna.
Cheryl Simpson – Christmas Cards, diaries, calendars and Christmas colouring books as well as doing a Children’s Tombola. We also raise money for the Cancer Centre at Sjuh and will be donating to Alzheimer’s Society as well.
Helen Collins – Create a ‘WOW’ statement at your Christmas table with one of our beautiful cracker centrepieces and Christmas-themed decorated lanterns.
Hemi Designs – I create a wide selection of handmade epoxy resin home decor, from coasters, trays, and wall art to smaller products such as bookmarks and keychains. For the Christmas season, I have created a variety of Christmas baubles in many different styles to suit all.
Holme Roast Coffee – Holme Roast Coffee, based in Holmfirth and headed up by Damian, focuses on hand-roasting micro-batch speciality-grade coffee that is traceable and responsibly sourced from farmers around the world.
Whether you’re buying for yourself or for the coffee lover(s) in your life, there will be a selection of tasty single-origin coffees for sale for you to take home! Damian will be on hand to answer all of your coffee-related questions.
Jackie Babyan – Lots of different Christmas-inspired products such as bottles filled with LED lights and the perfect stocking fillers; purses, scarves, men’s socks, men’s wallets, bag charms and jewellery.
Jill Clough – “I have been in retail most of my work life but now concentrate on selling affordable Christmas decorations. I love Christmas and seeing people’s joy when they buy Christmas accessories.”
Joe Brandi – Based outside the Hartley Pavilion in his Ice-cream van, Joe will be selling ice creams (it’s never too cold for ice cream) and hotdogs.
Karen Odgers – Handmade items that include shadowbox pictures, baby clothes and crochet blankets toys, Christmas baubles and decorations and bags
Liz Thomas – My beautiful and carefully handmade nativity sets look wonderful among other Christmas decorations in the home. I will also be selling handmade bags and quilts.
M Clark’s Tuck Shop Sweets – A tuck shop of sweets with prices starting from 10p.
Music – Listen to the beautiful music played by our very own Junior Section Suzuki Violinists and Senior Section Brass band. Lots of Christmas favourites to sing along to.
Pura Cosmetics – We’re Pura Cosmetics! Our mission is for everyone to care for & celebrate the skin they’re in whilst, at the same time, minimise their environmental impact. Wave goodbye to dry, chapped & sore lips with our 100% vegan & cruelty-free Lip Scrubs which are powered by minimal, natural ingredients and packaged plastic-free♻️
Rosebank Country Crafts – Handmade -personalised on the day wooden reindeers, ballerina dresses, snowmen and trains. Decorated baubles. Slate pictures. Christmas Decorations. Soft toys. Glass angels.
Santa’s Grotto – Santa has taken time out of his busy schedule to come to talk to the pupils at WGHS and receive a small gift.
Sarah Angus – My Christmas Hampers and stockings are a fantastic and exciting treat for everyone.
Splat the Teacher – Outside the Hartley Pavilion, there will be teachers in the stocks waiting for you to throw sponges of cold water at them!
Sweet Boutique – You will struggle to choose which item to have from this stall selling homemade sweets, fudge, brownies, blondies, chocolate bombs, hot chocolate cones, cookie dough and cookies – they are all delicious.
Temple Spa by Helen Coen – Welcome to TEMPLESPA , the home of luxury spa and beauty products, where everything is infused with our love and passion for the Mediterranean. A gorgeous collection of body scrubs and exfoliators and body moisturisers to get your very own temple in tip-top condition.
Tombola – Pull out a ticket that ends in ‘0’ or ‘5’ to win a prize
Tracy Hossack – The perfect gift for chocolate lovers out there; Chocolate hampers – a huge basket filled with a large selection of different chocolate, presented in a fun and exciting way. I also have some Christmas eve boxes on sale.
Tracey Parkin Christmas Games – A selection of games for you to take part in that include testing your strength, throwing snowballs and other fun games to be in with the chance of winning an instant prize.
UK Events – Treat yourself to a fruit kebab covered in delicious chocolate from the chocolate fountain, a snow cone with your favourite flavour or the lightest candy floss.
Utility Warehouse – A promotional stall where people may enter a FREE prize draw to win £20,000. We call it the £20k Giveaway. The company supplies essential utilities including energy at discount.
Virtue Inspired – Responsible candles and wax melts, handmade in Yorkshire. Our products are handmade in small batches with love, care, and attention.
Yorkshire Candles and Gifts – At Yorkshire Candles and Gifts, we pride ourselves on using soy wax and premium fragrance oils. We will be selling single bags of wax melts as well as gift hampers and everything in between.