Appeal to help Portsmouth school’s big charity event

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CHARITIES, businessmen and women and people with unwanted Christmas presents are invited to help what is hoped will establish itself as one of Portsmouth’s big free community events.

Lord Admiral Nelson School’s Parent Student Staff Association (PSSA) is appealing to residents to make this year’s Community Fayre at the Copnor school’s site on Saturday, June 30, the best yet.

Janice Andrews, 55, who chairs the PSSA, says she hopes 100 charitable groups or individuals will sign up for the offer of a free pitch to raise awareness or raise money for good causes on the day.

She is also appealing to businesses to buy pitches at £7.50 if booked before February 29, and people to donate unwanted Christmas presents to use in charity tombolas.

Mrs Andrews said: ‘We had our first fayre last year and attracted 47 charities which was fantastic – our students did all the marketing and organising on the day and the feedback was very positive.

‘We would love to get 100 charities on board this year and make it one of, if not the biggest free community event to be held in Portsmouth in 2012.

‘If this comes off we will be able to raise so much community spirit.’

To make a booking or for details email Mrs Andrews at or call on (023) 9266 6188.