In pictures: Christmas handbell music in Walden

Jack Benyon (3) and Phoebe Jones (2) watch Rotary in Saffron Walden's The Tinkerbells in Saffron Walden

Jack Benyon (3) and Phoebe Jones (2) watch Rotary in Saffron Walden members playing Christmas tunes on handbells in Saffron Walden - Credit: Celia Bartlett

Rotary in Saffron Walden's handbell group, The Tinkerbells, have been ringing out Christmas carols.

Their efforts have been part of Rotary in Saffron Walden's Christmas collection.

Over the years this has raised over £100,000 for local charities.

Collectors can take a 'tap' from a credit or debit card, in addition to cash donations.

Rotary's street collection ends on Friday, though donations can still be made on their Just Giving Christmas Appeal page - www.justgiving.com/campaign/RotaryinSW-Appeal.

The Tinkerbells will be performing Christmas carols in the Market Square again tomorrow (Wednesday December 22) from 11.30am to 1pm.

This week, collectors will be outside Waitrose on Tuesday (Dec 21), Wednesday and Thursday from 9am until 5pm and from 9am until 12noon on Christmas Eve.

Rotary in Saffron Walden president, Mark Ferland said: “For many years the people of Saffron Walden have been very generous in donating to our Christmas collection, which in turn benefits many local organisations. Please help us make this another good year”.

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Rotary Club members playing Christmas tunes on handbells in Saffron Walden, Essex

Rotary in Saffron Walden members who are in The Tinkerbells, playing Christmas tunes on handbells in Saffron Walden - Credit: Celia Bartlett

Rotary Club members playing Christmas tunes on handbells in Saffron Walden, Essex

Rotary Club members playing Christmas tunes on handbells in Saffron Walden - Credit: Celia Bartlett

Rotary Club members playing Christmas tunes on handbells in Saffron Walden market place

Rotary in Saffron Walden members playing Christmas tunes on handbells in Saffron Walden market place - Credit: Celia Bartlett

Rotary Club members playing Christmas tunes on handbells in Saffron Walden market place

Rotary Club members playing Christmas tunes on handbells in Saffron Walden market place - Credit: Celia Bartlett

Rotary Club members playing Christmas tunes on handbells in Saffron Walden market place

Rotary Club members playing Christmas tunes on handbells in Saffron Walden market place - Credit: Celia Bartlett

Wives of Rotary Club members with charity buckets, Market Square, Saffron Walden, Essex

Wives of Rotary Club members with charity buckets as The Tinkerbells play Christmas tunes in Saffron Walden Market Square - Credit: Celia Bartlett

Woody, nearly one, and his mum Becca, watching The Tinkerbells, Saffron Walden, Essex

Woody, who will be age one on Christmas Eve, with his mum Becca. They watched their neighbour playing handbells in Saffron Walden Market Place - Credit: Celia Bartlett

Woody, who will be one on Christmas Eve, and adults gets to grips with the handbells, Saffron Walden, Essex

Little Woody, who will be age one on Christmas Eve, gets to grips with the handbells, which his neighbour, Malcolm was playing in Saffron Walden Market Place as part of Rotary in Saffron Walden's efforts - Credit: Celia Bartlett


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