A BID is being made to make a church’s largest annual fundraiser “as big and lively an event as before”.

The Martinmas Fair at St Mary’s Parish Church raised “well over” £5,000 last year.

Now, organisers are getting ready to host the event once again, with plans for traditional stalls, as well as a café for teas, coffees and lunches.

Looking ahead to the event tomorrow (Saturday), a spokesperson for the organisers encouraged people to get involved.

They said: “We’d like to make it as big and lively an event as before.

“We cannot do this without a large team of volunteers to help.

“We need people to move furniture and chairs and help set up the tables for the stalls and take down and replace at the end.

“We need volunteers to get the posters and fliers out.

“We need stallholders.

“We need people to welcome folks to the church, bake cakes for the café, wait on tables, make teas and coffees and make or donate items for the stalls – jams, chutneys, bric-a-brac, second-hand books, crafts, cards, garden produce, plant cuttings, dried seed heads – anything we can sell to raise funds for St Mary’s.”

The event takes place from 10am to 12.30pm.

Anyone looking to get involved should contact John or Mary McMillan.