Herne and Broomfield parish council hosted a craft fair to raise money for its new community centre on Saturday. Hand-made cards, cupcakes and arts and crafts were sold at its current centre in School Lane. They raised nearly £200 but are far from reaching their target of £700,000 for the new building. Parish clerk Monica Blythe said:
“There wasn’t as many people as we would have liked but there was a steady flow of visitors who helped us raise the money. We have just submitted our planning application for the centre, so as soon as we have that approved we can start applying for grants, but we will be doing as much fundraising as possible in the meantime. The parish council would like to say a big thank you to everyone who had a stall and everyone who came along to the event.”
The parish council’s next fundraiser is an antique and collectables valuation at Kent Enterprise House in Herne Bay on July 19 from 9.30am until 12.30pm.
Herne Bay Gazette, June 5th 2014