Durham’s Ushaw College will host this year’s St Cuthbert’s Hospice Christmas Fair. The fair will take place on Saturday 19th November between 11 am and 2 pm.
St Cuthbert’s inform me that at this very moment hospice staff, volunteers and even some of Santa’s elves are busy transforming this fabulous venue into a winter wonderland.
Highlights are set to include stalls selling a range of Christmas gifts, a chocolate and bottle tombola, a raffle, and plenty of sweet treats. Even Father Christmas himself will be making an appearance, and good girls and boys will get to visit him in his grotto.
Jade McArdle, community and events fundraiser at St Cuthbert’s Hospice, said,
“The Christmas Fair is a much loved event at St Cuthbert’s and it’s always a pleasure to welcome people to celebrate the festive season with us.”
“With so much on offer, the event will undoubtedly appeal to all ages; there will be lots of fantastic stalls for both adults and children – it’s also a great chance to get a head start on Christmas shopping.”
Ushaw College commented,
“This famous Christmas Fair will be showcasing a wide array of wonderful gifts, Christmas goods and cards – perfect for all your Christmas shopping needs. There is truly something for everyone!”
Admission to the Christmas Fair is via a charity donation.
£1.3 million must be raised every year to fund the hospice’s work.
St Cuthbert’s Hospice is a charity which provides services free of charge to people who have been affected by life-limiting illnesses. St Cuthbert’s have been providing their services to the people of Durham since 1988. Their mission is to “make every day count for those affected by life-limiting illnesses” and they aim to “provide all embracing, compassionate and individualised care to all those affected, at a time and place which is right for them.” In September, the hospice won an award from The Charity Times.