In pictures: Combined Charities Fair returns to Maidenhead

James Hockaday

Hundreds of people took the opportunity for some early Christmas shopping at this year's Maidenhead Combined Charities Fair on Saturday.

More than 30 charities from the area set up stalls at Maidenhead Town Hall, selling crafts, Christmas cards, pot plants, cakes and more.

The annual fair was organised by Peter Newbound of The Lions Club of Maidenhead.

Speaking on the day, he said: "It's going well, it looks really good. Over the years the standard of stalls consistently gets better and better.”

The 39th fair was visited by the Mayor of Windsor and Maidenhead, Cllr Sayonara Luxton and Prime Minister Theresa May.

Mrs May said: "First of all everybody realises every stall is for a good cause. People are raising money for a variety of local charities, and second of all it’s fun.”

Maidenhead Girl Guides ran a handmade gifts stall to raise money for a 2017 summer camp trip which as many as 400 Maidenhead guides are expected to attend.

Happy with the support they were getting, guides section leader Claire Boycott said: "There's lots of older people here who used to guide and they come to support the youth of today."

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