Aquinoe’s stall at the annual Christmas Fair in Tonbridge High Street raised just over £130 on Sunday — a super figure for the charity.
With the road closed to traffic for most of the day the occasion, run by Tonbridge Rotary Club, has become a popular curtain-raiser for the festive season.
Lucky dip proved a big attraction once more on the Aquinoe stall with presents lovingly wrapped earlier in the week by trustees Lynne, Clive and Jean who set up and manned the stall all day along with Jean’s husband Dave.
Jewellery, hand-made Christmas items and ladies’ bags also attracted interest.
Jean says: “We are grateful to members of Rotary for all of the organisation for this event and welcome funds have been raised for the Aquinoe Learning Centre in Kenya.
“It was lovely that several people with Kenyan connections stopped to chat and find out more about the charity and school.”
Dave says: “We were there for nearly seven hours and happily it was dry with temperatures around 15°C which is not bad for lateish November.”
Thousands of shoppers with families walked the length of the street, taking in the many stalls, eating places, promotions and displays.
The day also featured a live concert and a splendid fireworks display. In addition, a brass band enlivened proceedings, marching along the street, while a group of Morris dancers added colour and song with various excellent displays.
Dave says: “It was great to have the road closed. They should do it every Sunday!”