Scout’s first autumn fair raises more than £120

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THE 22nd Portsmouth Scouts raised more than £120 from their first ever autumn fair.

The event was held at St Alban’s Church, in Copnor Road and included an array of food and craft stalls as well as games for children.

All money collected will go towards buying new equipment and subsidising trips and camping.

Group chairman Chris Smith said attractions ranged from a human fruit machine to St Peter’s Puppets and were enjoyed by Cubs, Scouts, parents and local people of all ages.

‘This is what we want to do. Build Copnor up as a community-minded area,’ he said.

‘We all take from the community and it’s nice to put something back.’

Scout Toby Brazier, 12, of Copnor Road, in Copnor, said: ‘I won two tickets to Marwell Zoo. It’s really nice for everyone to enjoy because not much goes on in Copnor.’

The Scout group will also have a float at the Titchfield Carnival on Sunday October 23. For more information call (023) 9235 4667 or email