The Mauchline Holy Fair has been awarded £1,000 in funding from supermarket giant Tesco which will go towards financing the event for 2022.

Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, the Holy Fair was cancelled in May for the second year in a row. With funding proving difficult to raise as a result, organisers decided to approach Tesco along with several other businesses and large companies to keep the Mauchline Holy Fair running.

The latest cash boost has meant that things are looking up and organisers say they are now looking forward very much with a positive outlook to having a successful Holy Fair Event next May.

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Margaret Paton, Chief Fundraiser explained: “£1,000 is a lot of money and there have been other companies supporting us and small businesses in previous years too.

“I’ve been fundraising for the past two years and it’s been hard going. Money is tight in every business but for a community event that engenders community spirit, and because of the historical background with Rabbie Burns and the likes, everyone really looks forward to it.

“Hopefully we will have a reasonable amount come next May so we’re very pleased. Watch this space.”