ActionAid’s York Supporter Group hosted its first craft fair this Tuesday and Wednesday at York’s Historic Guildhall.
The event was opened by the Right Honourable Lord Mayor, David Horton.
Although the group has been going for over 30 years in York, this event was a first for the group but it certainly didn’t stop them making it a success, raising £1,287.36.
The group asked the artists to make a donation to sell their work, selling refreshments including tasty homemade cakes and having an ActionAid stall with lots of bits including Christmas cards.
The proceeds from the event will go towards improving education for nomadic children in the Eastern Province of Kenya and helping vulnerable girls off the streets of Bangladesh.
The Right Honourable Lord Mayor, David Horton
“It was really good but exhausting! We’d like to thank the artists who have supported this event and have donated an item to the ActionAid table and we would like to thank the Guildhall staff, who have been very helpful and we would like to give a special thank you to the Civic Party for their support."
- Adelaide Morley, York Group and ActionAid supporter through Gifts in Action and Emergency Appeals.