Bargain hunters were out in force to support Littlehampton Bonfire Society’s May fair and plant sale on Saturday.
Held at the Littlehampton Girlguiding Centre, in Duke Street, Littlehampton, the fair raised £1,806 towards the costs of the society’s traditional bonfire celebrations in October.
Organisers had hoped that a new town centre venue and a new starting time would attract even more people to a popular annual event and the money raised end up being more than £350 up on last year’s fair.
The total raised at the annual fair since the first one in 1995 is now well over £24,000.
A variety of well-stocked stalls included home-made cakes, books, good-as-new and a bumper plant stall supplied with donated plants from local nurseries.
Richard Cooper, society secretary, said: “We would like to thank the members of the public who came along to support the fair and also all the local businesses and individuals who contributed raffle prizes and other goods for sale.
“We are particularly grateful to the local nurseries who so generously donated plants for sale. We are very pleased to have raised such a good amount this year.”
The society continues its fundraising drive with its next stall at the Littlehampton Town Market, in the High Street precinct, on Friday.
All proceeds will be going towards the bonfire celebrations on Saturday, October 29, which in turn benefit local charities and good causes.
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