IT WAS all hands on deck at the hospice Christmas Fayre where a surprise burst of November sunshine brightened up the day.
A member of kitchen staff even arrived at 4am to bake bread especially for the annual fundraiser which featured entertainment and various stalls, including tombola, sweets, hand-made crafts, Greek items, oils, prints, beauty products, collectables and more to raise money for St Catherine’s Hospice.
Fundraiser Penny Campbell said it had been a popular festive event, raising thousands of pounds for the cause.
She said: “It was fantastic weather, we couldn’t have asked for better so we were really pleased and everybody turned up.
“Swinton Brass Band were playing for visitors on arrival and pupils from Newby and Scalby Primary School were singing carols which was lovely.
“Our final total raised was £5,463.35 which we’re very pleased with.”