ST NICHOLAS AUTUMN FAIR


A very successful St Nicholas Autumn Fair was held on Saturday 16th November with a net profit of £2,020, just £80 less than 2018. Local shops and businesses were particularly generous with their donations and we are very grateful to them for their support.

The raffle at £493 and the Silent Auction at £427 raised the most money and as always are key to the success of the Fair. Thank you to everyone who bought raffle tickets and made bids. We could not have achieved this result without you.

                

We usually give away 50% of the net profit to charity and this year we have sent a cheque for £1,000 to the Latch Project (Living Amicably Together in Caring Homes). The Latch Project houses homeless persons aged 18+ in the spare rooms of local homeowners within the borough of Bromley. Social Services no longer have a statutory responsibility to help those aged 18 to 25 but there are many people in this age group who are deeply vulnerable and at risk. The Latch Project works at a local level aiming to meet the needs of every homeless person by providing them with a support base to build resilience in the first steps towards independent living so that they can make a fresh start and become valuable members in our local community.

           

These are challenging financial times for many of us and the remaining profit will be a very useful addition to the St Nicholas funds. Thank you again to everyone who helped and supported the Autumn Fair and enabled us to raise such a magnificent sum of money.

Photos by Roger Allard, Click to Enlarge