The Friends of Weston Hospicecare’s annual Christmas fair has raised more than £2,700 for the charity.

Proceeds will be donated to the hospice to support the clinical care services it provides to patients with life-limiting conditions.

At the fair visitors were encouraged to take part in a variety of festive games and seasonal items such as Christmas wreaths were on sale to raise money.

Director of fundraising Alison Sopp said: “A huge thank you to our wonderful friends of the hospice and to everyone who came and supported us at Jackson-Barstow House for the annual friends of Weston Hospicecare Christmas fair.

“We hope everyone enjoyed themselves and a huge thanks to those who contributed to raising more than £2,700 for the hospice.

“It was a fabulous event in what was an extremely busy day for the hospice with fundraising events happening across Weston.”

The hospice was also supported by Weston College, Moorhens WI and the Hutton-based friends on the day through other community fundraising activities.

It costs £4.2million annually to support the day-to-day running of the hospice with only 20% of that figure provided by the NHS meaning community events play a vital role in the hospice’s fundraising strategy.

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