Coastal Crafty Crew get ready for pre-Christmas fair

Crafty Crew get ready for the November fair

Plans are almost complete for a free admission special event being organised by a local craft group. The Coastal Crafty Crew – formerly the Birchington & Westgate Crafty Crew – pre-Christmas fair takes place on Saturday, November 4, in the main hall and adjoining annexe at King Ethelbert School, Birchington.

The Crafty Crew have relaxed their normal rules of only selling handmade crafts, to allow sellers of new, good quality items and global brands such as Scentsy, Oriflame and Jamberry Nails.

in addition to the Crew’s unique selection of beautifully handmade crafts ranging from semi-precious jewellery, hand-made soaps, personalized keepsakes, hand decorated wine glasses, stained glass, home-made fudges, home-made cakes, book-folds and much more.

There are more than 50 stalls and glitter face painting for youngsters.

The crew is only able to do this thanks to the support of the school’s head teacher Kate Greig and staff and the increased pitch capacity in the main hall. This will help significantly increase their fundraising for QEQM Hospital, Margate, which to date has reached £500 for the Rainbow Children’s Ward, £500 for the Dementia/Stroke Unit and £500 for the Special Care Baby Unit.

The fundraising will be further increased at the fair from the proceeds of a tombola both for adults and children, with prizes donated by local and national businesses and companies.


The Crafty Crew Admin Team would like to thank all of them for their extraordinary generosity and will be listing them individually on the group’s Facebook page and at the fair itself, at which The Crafty Crew will be presenting their donations to representatives from QEQM Hospital.Special mention goes to Ian and his staff at Premier Signs, St Nicholas-at-Wade who have donated fantastic banners.

A crew spokesman said: “All of the planning, dedication and hard work of the Crafty group admin team and volunteers will come to nothing without visitors to the fair, so please go along on November 4, show your support and perhaps pick up a bargain too. After all, it’s not quite Christmas, but it is pretty close!”

The fair runs from 10am to 3pm.

Find the crafty crew facebook page here