Charity market is winner says Parish Council chair

“REALLY pleased” was how Councillor David Bibby described the turnout for Shaw and Crompton Parish Council’s annual charity market.

And thanks to the generosity of a Royton landlord, one of the star raffle prizes was won and then handed back for further fundraising activity.

St Paul’s Methodist Church in Shaw was the venue for the market, which attracted about 20 local stall holders including Holy Trinity Church, Macmillan, Guide Dogs for the Blind and Springhill Hospice.

“I was really pleased with the turnout,” said Cllr Bibby, the current Parish Council chair.

“Obviously the weather helped but there were plenty of people coming through the door, especially earlier in the day.

“It was good to see so many come and support so many good causes.”

A 32” television was a raffle prize with proceeds going towards Dr Kershaw’s Hospice in Royton.

But having bought the winning ticket, Mark and Vanessa Downing of the Carters Arms on Oldham Road, handed back their prize.

“David is a good bloke and the money is going towards good causes so we were happy to let them keep the television for another event.”

It will now be raffled during the festivities to mark the Shaw and Crompton Christmas Lights switch-on on Saturday, December 1.

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