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Harpenden’s first Jigsaw Festival

The Festival, which our Developing World Group and High Street Methodist Church (HSMC) organised, took place on 27, 28 and 30 August. Virtually all the 1,400 completed jigsaws were displayed, chosen, broken up and sold to visitors, raising £8,225. This sum will be divided equally between the DWG’s chosen charity, Workaid and HSMC’s. Workaid’s share, £4,113, will go towards the cost of a container to carry refurbished tools to vocational centres, prisons etc in Africa; and to training vocational centre staff in Tanzania in sewing machine maintenance/repair, so that students leaving with refurbished sewing machines can maintain them. Many of our parishioners donated unmade jigsaws to, or completed jigsaws for the festival; and volunteered to help during it or came to view it. A huge thank you goes out to all concerned.


CHANGE OF DATE 27th, 28th & 30th August 2021. The DWG and High Street Methodist Church (HSMC) are working together to organise this festival.  It will take place between 9am and 6pm on each of these days  The proceeds will go 50:50 to two local charities – Azalea and Workaid. For more information, see, email or follow us on Facebook.


This will take place between 10am and 2pm on 24th July. There will be plants for sale and ample refreshments including coffee, tea and cakes. Any donations of plants for sale would be most welcome so do get those seed trays going! All proceeds will go to the DWG’s current project. Further information to follow.