Antiques fair raises charity cash

An eye for a bargain...John Prescott at Stoke-by-Nayland antiques fair.

An eye for a bargain...John Prescott at Stoke-by-Nayland antiques fair.

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AN antiques fair which turns cups of tea and slices of cake into money for good causes raised £145.

The fair – held at Stoke-by-Nayland’s village hall every six months – features an assortment of fascinating finds, including furniture, vases and old teddy bears.

But as looking through antiques can be thirsty work, the proceeds from the refreshment sales always go to charity, with money from last Saturday’s event being sent to Tools With a Mission, a charity which refurbishes items such as sewing machines and sends them to Africa to help improve self-sufficiency.

Joint organiser John Prescott said: “We always try to send some money to a good cause and the fair was well attended so we were able to raise a good amount of money for the chosen charity.”

He said that in the past, money had been sent to Riding for the Disabled, adding that the fair would continue to support good causes in the future.