Culcheth’s first ‘Jigathon’ proves a success


CULCHETH Jigsaw Club’s first-ever ‘Jigathon’ has proved a hit with visitors and also raised money to help with the renovation of Culcheth Village Library.

The jigsaw club is one of the groups that regularly uses the facilities at the library, and although the renovation is being funded by Warrington Borough Council, the group was keen to raise additional funds to improve the community facilities – such as tables, chairs, and storage.

At the jigathon a team of keen puzzlers aimed to complete four jigsaws in just four hours.  There was also a range of fun activities for everyone to get involved in – including a ‘jigbola’ – a tombola with a twist, a jigsaw guessing challenge, a puzzle hunt aimed at children and jigsaw puzzles for sale.

Julie Berry, one of the organisers, said:  “We smashed our target – completing almost six puzzles.  And we were joined by visitors on the day who were keen to help piece the puzzles together.

“The jigbola proved popular and the refreshments including home made cakes helped provide the opportunity for people to meet up with new and familiar faces.”

Chris Smith, from Friends of Culcheth Library, said:  “The jigathon raised £258 for the renovation project – which is great.  What is even better is the ability of events like these, along with the popular jigsaw club, in bringing the community in to see what the library has to offer.”


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