MONTHS of planning came together for one of Dunster First School’s biggest fundraising events of the year, which generated £3,500 for new ICT equipment.

A massive toy sale was held in the run-up to the Friends of Dunster First School Advent Fair in which dozens of toys pupils had given were sold to other children, raising more than £300 for the school.

Members of the community then joined pupils, parents and carers at the fair itself, which featured craft, cake and bottle stalls, a chocolate fountain, a raffle with a top prize of £250, a silent auction and Santa’s grotto, among other attractions and activities.

Throughout the evening a band led by music teachers Sue Fletcher and Ruth Gasperini, and made up of past and present pupils, played a selection of Christmas music to get everyone in the festive mood.

Head teacher Peter Hoyland said: “I would like to thank everyone in our school community who helped with or supported this year’s Advent Fair.

“Parents and carers were so kind with donations of items for the various stalls and local businesses were incredibly generous with the prizes they donated for the various raffles.

“This year’s fair was one of the busiest we have known and we are obviously delighted with the amount of money that the Friends of Dunster First School has managed to raise.”