Players puzzle it out during jigsaw festival

Jigsaw Festival at St Martin's church, Brighouse
Jigsaw Festival at St Martin's church, Brighouse

Puzzle enthusiasts saw all their hard work fit into place as St Martin’s Church in Brighouse played host to its jigsaw festival.

Over 1,200 puzzles, comprising over 850,000 individual pieces, were donated and assembled by many willing people from the local community with some family groups having assembled over 70 puzzles.

Jigsaw Festival at St Martin's church, Brighouse

Jigsaw Festival at St Martin's church, Brighouse

During the festival a display of up to 200 made-up jigsaws of various makes, types and sizes were on show.

There were puzzles for all tastes - children’s puzzles, traditional country scenes, 3D, double-sided, murder mystery, crossword, impossipuzzles, wasgij and mirror image.

Visitors were able to sample a selection of delicious food served by the St Martin’s Hospitality Team at the “Missing Piece Café”, including morning coffee, bacon butties, lunches, a fabulous all day breakfast and afternoon tea.

There was also crafts, a luxury raffle (sponsored by businesses in Brighouse and beyond), a tombola and a golden jigsaw competition paying cash prizes.

A direct beneficiary of the 2015 Festival was the Calderdale based charity Together for Looked-after Children.

Although it is a young charity TLC has already provided book parcels for primary school children through its Letterbox scheme and Busy Box craft kits for pre-school children.

TLC ‘s Enrichment Fund offers financial support for additional needs, which are not funded elsewhere, such as equipment for apprenticeships, one to one tuition, educational visits and training.