Cherry Lodge Easter Craft Fair

On Saturday 8th April 2017, Cherry Lodge Cancer Care held its (early) Easter Craft Fair at what has become our venue of choice, namely St James’ Church, East Barnet.

The weather, with wall-to-wall sunshine, certainly helped make this a most enjoyable and cheerful event with Bugs Bunny standing outside and encouraging people to come to the Fair. The well-stocked stalls were varied and colourful and created a festive atmosphere. One busy stall specialised in the latest hair fashion for young girls (see photo 2, below) while the sand art stall became a very popular focal point. Particular efforts had been made to attract and amuse more boys and girls and this certainly paid off. There was an egg painting stall (photo 4), an egg hunt and a guess how hany eggs in the bowl, all of which proved a great success and had the children energetically running about. Face painting was as popular as ever and, for the first time, there was a henna artist (photo 6).

The novelty soap stall smelled and looked delightful and there was a good variety of jewellery for sale, on Cherry Lodge’s own stalls as well as on other people’s stalls. Neal’s Yard Remedies, in their well known blue bottles, were another new addition. The plants, for sale in the brilliant sunshine outside, were as always a great attraction, as was the Cherry Lodge café which did a roaring trade and sold out completely! Fortunately, the cake stall was there as back up. The Cherry Lodge Singers were in good voice to entertain us with a joyful medley and their enthusiasm is always appreciated.

The now famous Cherry Lodge Easter Egg, donated by Rose W. and created by the Chocolate Shop in Cockfosters, was won by Lesley, one of our cafe volunteers (looking very happy in photo 8!).

As usual, thanks go to Tina and her merry band of volunteer helpers, donors and bakers as well as to Bugs Bunny and everybody who came to St James’ to help make our Easter Craft Fair the success it was.

Cherry Lodge is most grateful to Winkworth Estate Agents for their generous sponsorship of this event.

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