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St Crux fundraiser raises £1280

Updated: Oct 18, 2021

Sheila reports...

We had a very successful day on 22nd September at St Crux Church Hall selling delicious sandwiches, homemade cakes and scones in this lovely building which is all that remains of the original church built in 1888 which was the largest medieval church in York.

When the church was considered unsafe it was demolished and some of the stonework was used to build the existing Church Hall. Some of the monuments from the church, including an early 17th century tomb, were placed inside the hall and the Hall attracts many visitors and locals alike. It is now used by local charities as a fundraising tea room and competition is great to get slots!

There was some apprehension, as this was our return after 2 years because of Covid, and appropriate safety and hygiene procedures had been put in place. We also didn’t know if people would come!!!

We had a beautiful unexpectedly sunny day with Rotarians out in force clad in yellow polo shirts and wearing hi viz tabards.

The courtyard came alive with the Rotary branded gazebo balloons and yellow bunting and stalls…….. with café tables spilling out into the lovely sunshine.

A steady stream of people explored the stalls and were prompted to pop into the Hall for refreshments. They could choose from the well-stocked book stall selling novels, childrens books and DVD/CD’s, move onto the traditional Bric a Brac stall offering a wide variety of goods from toys, houseware, picture frames, soft furnishings et al.

Then onto the Home Produce stall selling homemade jams and chutneys with homemade cakes and scones to take home…finally the Accessories stall selling scarves, hats, handbags, jewellery and small leather goods before ending their search for bargains on the Brand New Gifts with the star buy of the day being a very nice clock fetching £10. We were delighted.

We raised a massive £1280…. Somewhat up on our last visit by £90 from the café and stalls and the volunteers went home rather tired but rather happy with how the day went.

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