Over 1,000 puzzles, comprising over 850,000 individual pieces, have been donated and assembled by many willing people from the local community with some family groups having assembled over 70 puzzles.
During the festival a display of up to 200 made-up jigsaws and up to 100 boxed jigsaws of various makes, types and sizes will fill the body of St. Martin’s Church and as soon as an assembled puzzle is sold another will replace it. There will be puzzles for all tastes - children's puzzles, traditional country scenes, 3D, double-sided, murder mystery, crossword, impossipuzzles, wasgij and mirror image.
Entry will be £2, which includes a £1 discount voucher towards the purchase of a puzzle at the Festival. If you retain your Programme you can return as many times as you wish without paying again.
Delicious food to be served at the “Missing Piece Café”, including morning coffee with bacon butties, lunches, fabulous Yorkshire Breakfasts and Traditional Afternoon Teas.
Also Crafts, a Luxury Raffle (sponsored by Businesses in Brighouse and beyond), a Tombola and a Golden Jigsaw Competition paying cash prizes.
The Jigsaw Festival runs from Friday 25 August to Monday 28 August from 10am till 5pm, except on Sunday it will open at 12 noon.
Previous Festivals have raised over £40,000 for good causes.
The direct beneficiaries of the 2017 Festival will be:
Together for Looked-after Children
TLC’s mission is to enhance the life chances and enable the educational success of Calderdale’s Children in Care
Water for Life Appeal
This Anglican Diocese of Leeds initiative prioritises the provision of clean water supplies to areas of Tanzania
St.Martin’s mission to children in the community
includes After-school Clubs, a Pre-school Group, in school Play sessions offering a creative and imaginative approach to Christian nurture, a Weekday church for children and adults involving creativity, celebration and hospitality and several Holiday Clubs, Film Clubs and Activity Events each year