GREATHAM Primary School had a very merry time at the weekend with its annual Christmas fair.

Although funds are still being collated, FROGS (Friends of Greatham School) chairman Iain Callaghan said the event raised more than £4,000 for the school.

Mr Callaghan added that the fair was “very well attended” and thanked everyone who came and offered their support.

“We had about 30 stalls at the fair, including homemade gifts, children’s clothes and a local wine producer,” he explained.

Each class ran its own stall, featuring attractions like: throw Santa’s snow balls, festive face painting, and win a sleigh of sweets or a wheelbarrow of wine.

“Our Cafe Crew were selling homemade cakes and the famous cheese straws,” the FROGS chairman at the Petersfield Road school added.

“Outside we had a petting farm and the barbecue team selling butcher’s burgers and sausages. They also had some warm mulled wine.

“We raised just over £4,000 and we are looking at spending the money on different projects, including improving outside sports facilities.

“We would like to thank everyone who donated for the raffle, barbecue, advertising or just giving up their time.

“Without them we would not be able to hold such a successful event.”