Gatsby good time for 100 swells funds

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PARISHIONERS have raised £6,500 for charity ahead of their annual fair.

The latest fundraiser by St Peter’s Church, in High Street, Berkhamsted, attracted 100 people.

They had a three-course meal at The Gatsby nearby and listened to music by their organist Jon Lee, who played the piano, with clergy and diners singing along to everything from Sinatra to Abba.

The money raised will go to Berkhamsted’s Sunnyside Rural Trust, which uses horticulture to help adults with learning difficulties, and Christian charity the McCabe Educational Trust.

The McCabe trust will use the cash to build a school library in Nepal and Sunnyside will buy a new people carrier.

Petertide Fair chairman Judith Limbert said: “I was absolutely delighted to see so many members of the church enjoying an evening out at The Gatsby and raising money for charity at the same time.”

The church’s Petertide Fair – which will include a Punch and Judy show and performances by Berko’s Big Band – will be held on June 11.

Find more information at www.petertidefair.org.uk