Brighouse Charity Jigsaw Festival raises over £16k
4th September 2019
Although the weather over the Bank Holiday weekend was more suited to outdoor activities than to jigsaw making, visitors travelled from as far away as Carlisle, Sunderland, Lancaster and Gloucester to be amongst the 900 people who enjoyed the eighth Charity Jigsaw Festival at St. Martin’s Parish Church, Brighouse.
Jigsaw enthusiasts purchased 991 assembled and boxed jigsaws from the selection donated and assembled by members of the West Yorkshire community.
Visitors to the Festival enjoyed browsing the Craft Stalls, entering the Raffle, the Golden Jigsaw Competition and Guess the Weight of the Christmas Cake and taking their chance on the Tombola.
Highlighting the event were the Yorkshire Breakfasts, Bacon and Sausage Sandwiches and Afternoon Teas prepared and served by the St. Martin’s Hospitality Team and community members at the “Missing Piece” Café. Many people returned simply to enjoy the food and the atmosphere of the “Missing Piece”.
Over the four days of the Festival some 80 church and community members were involved in supporting visitors in their selections and helping to make the Festival a success.
Together for Looked-after Children, Yorkshire Children’s Trust, Turning Point Counselling Service and St. Martin’s Mission to Children in the local community will be the beneficiaries of the £16,250 Surplus at the event.
Since the first Charity Jigsaw Festival was held at St. Martin’s in 2012 over £83,000 has been raised for local good causes.