A CHRISTMAS fair at Oakworth Primary School has been hailed as a huge success.

Hundreds of people braved rain to attend the event, at the Station Road site.

More than £1,200 was raised.

A wide range of attractions was on offer.

There were craft and gift stalls, festive games, face painting and glitter.

And the school’s popular chocolate tombola once again drew the crowds, proving a sell-out.

A raffle featured an array of prizes donated by local businesses and organisations, including a shirt from the Keighley Cougars rugby league club and four tickets to a game next year.

Cougars star Jake Webster was among guests at the event.

He moved to the Betfred League One club this autumn from Championship side Bradford Bulls.

The former New Zealand international has signed in a two-year deal.

Jake – billed as Captain Cougar by club chairman Mick O’Neill – is building links with the area’s community groups and schools.

Another popular feature of the festive fair was a Secret Present Room.

Children were able to visit the room on their own to buy small gifts for their parents and other family members.

The event was organised by the Friends of Oakworth Primary School.

But staff were also heavily involved on the night providing support.

A Friends spokesman said: “It was a fantastic night.

“Everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves.

“We are very grateful to all the staff who gave-up their own time to help.

“We’d also like to say a huge thank-you to all the businesses which donated raffle prizes.

“And of course grateful thanks also go to everyone who came along on the night to provide support. It was hugely appreciated.”