Jigsaw puzzle festival supports Fordingbridge First Responders
Puzzle delight at weekend festival – church and community working together!
Jigsaw puzzles have brought the people from church and town together to help the local Fordingbridge Community First Responders (FCFR).
Over 800 beautiful puzzles have been made by old and very young across the area, plus as far afield as Kent, Sheffield, Devon and Pembrokeshire. They will be on display and for sale as part of the Jigsaw Puzzle Festival open on Saturday 16, Sunday 17 and Monday 18 February, 10am – 4pm, last admission 3.45pm.
Organizers Viv Finch and Judith Dowsett said, “Whether someone has made one puzzle, or literally dozens, it has been inspiring to see the dedication of the community in supporting this project once again. We are delighted and look forward to lots of visitors supporting the Jigsaw Puzzle Festival. Come along and buy wonderful puzzles at bargain prices!”
All the made-up puzzles will be displayed in St Mary’s Church for visitors to buy. In addition, there will be brand new puzzles and ones which there won’t be time to make up.
Admission is £2 per adult, with accompanied children free, including a £1 puzzle voucher, and allows for re-admission over the weekend. Light refreshments, including lunches are available in St Mary’s Church Hall.
Half the proceeds from the sale of puzzles will be donated to FCFR who are saving for a dedicated, fully liveried car. In 2017, over £900 was donated to GR8, the local youth group, and the organizers very much hope that they can at least equal that this year for First Responders.