Proceeds from Christmas fayre handed out to good causes

Volunteers from Gayle Mill Trust with recipients of donations awarded following the Charities Christmas Fayre.

Proceeds from the Gayle Mill Trust Christmas fayre — held in November after a break of two years — has been distributed to good causes.

The fayre was held in their Woodcraft Studio at Raygill Farm, near Hawes.

Claire Lambert, from the trust, said: “It was well supported and all the volunteers involved had worked hard towards this day making a good selection of handcrafted bespoke wood products for kitchen, home and garden use, wooden Christmas Trees, wooden reindeer, and there was the popular tool jumble too.

“All the proceeds after deducting costs for staging the event are distributed to local good causes and the organisers are very pleased to announce that £3,600 was distributed.”

The cheques were presented by William Lambert, chair of the trust.

Those receiving donations were local builder Mark Alderson, to help with his rehabilitation following an accident last year, Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team, the Great North Air Ambulance, Hawes Christmas lights fund and Bainbridge Christmas lights fund.

Gayle Mill Trust, which operates as The Woodcraft Studio, will be back at Reeth Show and Muker Show later this summer and will hold their 2022 Christmas Fayre on Saturday, November 19 at Raygill Farm.

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  1. An excellent result. Well done to all those involved. I recognise Pete Roe, and think I see Janet Thomson and Claire Lambert. Not able to see faces very well at the moment due to waiting for cataracts operation! I have a very soft spot for Gayle Mill having been one of its very first volunteers, and a ‘Friends Of’ – before it got to the stage of opening to the public. I even featured on the first publicity leaflet, clearing out years of build up from the Mill Race. Hope the 50 tree whips I also planted above the Mill Race are still surviving. They were doing alright when I checked them a few years back.

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