Circuit Webteam: November 2017
A record £1,700 was raised from the annual Autumn Fayre at Lonsdale Road Methodist Church after BBC Points West news presenter Sabet Choudhury declared this years event open.
Sabet said he was delighted to be invited to come along and do the honours as he felt this sort of community event is vitally important, and spoke to many people during his tour of the stalls and building.
Around two years ago Sabet hit the headlines when he donated one of his kidneys to his very ill Mum. Because of the shortage of deceased donors of Asian origin, Sabet was told his mother Sakina would only live approximately three years after her kidneys failed. Thankfully the operation was a success, but Sabet said the wait for some ethnic minority families could be "long and fatal".
Autumn Fayre coordinator Mike Haines said, "we are thrilled by the response and a massive thank you to Sabet for starting things off. The funds raised will help support the community in so many ways. A big thank you to everyone for being part of it".
High tempo dance performances by local group 'Inspire' plus bulging stalls, along with mouthwatering refreshments, bacon butties, an auction of meat, toys, books, crafts and cakes, coupled with competitions like guess the weight of the cake, name the doll and other initiatives, all helped to raise the cash.
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