MORE than 650 visitors helped raise over £2,000 for Hermitage Academy after another successful Christmas craft fair.

The Helensburgh school hosted the popular event, featuring 85 stalls of goodies, on Saturday, November 23 and it was organised by the parent teacher association (PTA).

The talented Tartan Harmony gave a warm musical greeting to guests on arrival and a find Santa’s reindeer challenge provided endless hours of entertainment for the younger - and some of the older - guests.

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A total of £2,200 was raised on the day.

Michele Michie, who has been on the PTA committee for the last six years, said: “Sadly this is my last year running the craft fair kitchen and I would like to thank all the other mums who did an amazing job providing delicious food on the day.

"A big thank you also to our newest S1 recruits, Isabella and Leah, for giving up their Saturday.”

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Penny Crisp, PTA chair, said: “We are absolutely delighted with how much we have raised this year.

"In January we will be meeting to distribute this amongst the school clubs and extra curricular activities that make a huge difference to the development and wellbeing of our students.”

Marie Harvey, PTA committee member, added: “It has been a busy year fund-raising and now the PTA will be taking a well earned break until our next big event in spring – our eagerly anticipated indoor car boot sale.

"Please visit the school website for announcements or drop us an email for more information.”

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