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Tiger and butterfly among visitors at Crowborough fair

December 20th 2013
Daniel and Amelia Beecroft were transformed into a tiger and butterfly when they went to a Christmas fair at Heather View care home in Crowborough on Saturday.
The five-year-old and seven-year-old who both attend Whitehill primary school in the town were visiting the fair with mum Katie and nan Elaine Blackman when they had their faces painted.
Lucky Amelia also won a cuddly giant rabbit which now been named Misty.
Among the stallholders was Jason Cunnington, Heather View’s customer relations manager. He was selling eggs laid by his seven hens, jams and marmalades made by his wife and chutneys he created, ranging from marrow to spiced apple.
Also there was Mark Aldrich, aged 50, who is operations manager for the Crowborough-based charity World in Need which provides aid to support education and development in 15 countries across Africa and Asia.
Mark was selling jewellery made by individuals in the countries helped by World in Need, along with handmade Christmas cards and jumpers.
86-year-old Peter Unwin attracted a lot of business at his stall where he was selling chocolate and lemon cupcakes, made by himself, and inviting people to enter a competition to guess the weight of a fruit cake.
Joan Brookbank, a volunteer at Heather View, who is also involved with the Sussex High Weald Dementia Social Group, was serving tea and coffee and Heather View’s maintenance manager Kelvin Luscombe, was in charge of mulled wine.
A star attraction was Father Christmas who had a stream of visitors in his sparkling grotto created by Heather View activities and lifestyle organiser Emilie Watson who organised the fair and was also the face-painting artist.
Emilie said afterwards: “We were pleased that lots of visitors came along to join our residents at the fair. It was lovely to see all the happy faces. The fair was a great success.”

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