"The fayre was thoroughly enjoyed by all and so we have already confirmed a date for the 2020 Christmas fayre, we look forward to welcoming everyone back on Saturday 28 November."
Nicola Dodds, principal of Ingfield Manor School
Ingfield Manor School, in Billingshurst has hosted its first Christmas fayre boasting a range of festive activities and crafts.
The fayre attracted students, parents and patrons of Ingfield Manor, who all helped to raise more than £2000 for the ‘Friends of Ingfield Manor’.
The most popular attractions were Santa’s Grotto and Santa’s express train, which appealed to all ages. The tombola and raffles were also in high demand, together with the plethora of gifts, handbags, wreaths, jewellery and chutneys for sale on the craft stalls.
The activities and crafts included a silent auction, held for attendees to bid on the enticing cake displays, made specifically by Ingfield Manor students. The ‘crafty corner’ stall displayed contributions, including decorations and Christmas crafts, from the residential students.
Nicola Dodds, principal of Ingfield Manor School, said: “I’m thrilled by the huge success of Ingfield’s Christmas Fayre, all of the activities were fantastic, and we pulled out all the stops to make it extra special for everyone.
“The fayre was thoroughly enjoyed by all and so we have already confirmed a date for the 2020 Christmas fayre, we look forward to welcoming everyone back on Saturday 28November.”
Ingfield Manor School is a non-maintained special school for pupils aged 3–19 with neurological motor impairment such as cerebral palsy. Pupils have a range of abilities and associated learning difficulties arising from cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Some students also have additional needs like visual impairment, hearing impairment and more complex medical needs.
The school is part of the Ambito Education group, managed by Salutem Healthcare, which provides education and support for disabled children and young people, promoting independence, skills and confidence.