A CHRISTMAS fair has raised more than £1,600 for a primary school.

Pupils from Pitmaston Primary School and their families enjoyed a festive evening that brought together stalls selling gifts, music and delicious Yuletide treats.

Youngsters told Santa what they wanted for Christmas as he sat next to a blazing fire in his sparkly grotto. While talented duo, Ella Holland and Evie Jones, from Wodys, played the parts of Frozen princesses Elsa and Anna, chatting with enchanted youngsters and singing songs from the film in a blue and white winter wonderland.

Visitors to the Malvern Road school were also entertained by the Worcester Ukulele Band who played a mix of upbeat songs to get everyone in the festive spirit.

The band were raising money for Alzheimer’s Society, the group’s chosen charity for this year.

Stalls included Wizarding Wands, Neil Pettifer showcasing his new book The Little Lamberoo, Caroline’s Bookshelf, Faith Felt Creations, Joley Handmade Gifts, Laura Jenkinson Photography, Mumma Watson, Lena’s Yard, Crafty Sal, Little Shed Productions and Wooden Apple designs. Also there were members from the 4th Worcester Brownies, who meet in St John’s.

Among the most popular stalls were the chocolate tombola, sponsored by local estate agent Nicol and Co, and youngsters tested their luck with lucky dip bags, donated by Specsavers Marlborough.

There was also a raffle with a top prize of tickets to Camper Calling festival, along with prizes given by Ice Fine Jewellery, Geoffrey Roberts Optometrists, Lush, White Stuff, Boots, Wilko, Toys and Games and Fuel in Worcester.

Prizes were also donated by St John’s firms including Narraway’s, Ego Restaurant, Beanies Cafe, St John’s Sports Centre, Dayus Butchers and Worcester Smart Tech.

Alicia Stallard, chair of Pitmaston PTA, said: “It was a lovely event and very well supported. We’d like to say a huge thank you to all those who came along and help us raise £1,649.96, which will go towards revamping an outside area at the school, known as the Corral.

“We’re very grateful to all the individuals, businesses and organisations that helped us in lots of ways.”

The fair took place on Friday, December 13.