Organiser of the event Hannah Willis, front right, with other volunteers. Pictures: Michael Fysh

Friends of a primary school have thanked the community after its Christmas Fair raised a “phenomenal amount of money”.

Tilney St Lawrence Primary School held its annual festive fair last Sunday at the village hall which raised £1,700 from an array of stalls, games and a raffle.

Children, staff and friends helped to raise money for school trips, seasonal activities and school equipment – which are not always covered by central funding.

Johanna Willis, chairperson of the Friends of Tilney St Lawrence Primary School, said: “The day was absolutely amazing, we cannot thank the community enough for showing up, £1,700 is a phenomenal amount of money.

“The government can only supply so much, without extra funding the children wouldn’t have as many lovely things like school trips and parents would have to pay a lot.

“Fundraisers like these help those that don’t have as much, especially during these hard times.”

Johanna thanked everyone who helped including Jessica Welsby-Rudd, Katy Watts and Daisy Turner, who are all part of the Friends, as well as Morrisons and Sainsbury’s stores for their donations and village business Fleet Timber,  for the donation of a living wall.