CHALK Farm Hotel has raised £1,430 at its weekend Christmas market.

Staff and volunteers are delighted.

They said: “A huge thank you to everyone that attended our Christmas market! Also thank you to our staff and volunteers that spent their weekend standing in the freezing cold!

We had a lot of challenges with this market. Usually we have our big Christmas fayre that’s always a success! Most of our money comes from hot food, drink and our giant raffle. All of which we were not able to do this year!

We had to limit our numbers and amount of stalls. We also couldn’t have a seating area or allow people inside the hotel.

Instead we made gifts, decorations and snacks to sell from our garden! We were overwhelmed with the response!

Our bird feeders, resin coasters, candles and caramel brownies completely sold out!

We sold over 70 sausage rolls, our wax melts were so popular and we have already received pictures of people’s wreaths on their front doors!

We had DJ JJ playing the tunes and entertaining us. We had dancing on the lawn and selfies in the selfie stand! We laughed, sung and raised a whooping £1,430!”