In excess of 130 stall holders are carefully selected throughout the year to ensure that a balanced, high quality range of products is on offer at the Fair, including locally sourced food and drink, artwork, presents and decorations.
Along with lots of beautiful gift ideas, there will also be a café serving refreshments, lunch and afternoon tea, along with a fully licensed bar.
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Once again, a triumph, I am truly grateful by the huge amount of visitors and stallholders who all travel far and wide, thank you all for coming and supporting our wonderful charities.
I will announce in the New Year the amounts each charity will receive.
Huge thanks as always to the Pickford family for hosting the event, Alpha Hire for the marque, WGS for the electrics, Royal Flush for the toilets, Relish for the catering and all my lovely helpers on the door and in the car park.
Lastly, I would like to thank John and Amy, for all their continued support together with my amazing “website lady” Roxzanne from All About Sites, this event would not happen without them.
Each year the Beaufort Christmas Fair donates money raised to local charities. This year, Wiltshire Air Ambulance, Youth Action Wiltshire and Swindon Refuge Garden all received donations presented at Easton Grey House on Saturday 18th February.
Wiltshire Air Ambulance and Youth Action Wiltshire received cheques for £4000 each; and Swindon Refuge Garden was presented with a cheque for £2000.
Julie Curtis and her family, organiser’s of the Beaufort Hunt Christmas Fair said: “The Christmas Fair is an important annual event in our calendar; not only does it provide a platform for local businesses on the run up to the festive period but it raises valuable funds for specific local charities, something we are immensely proud to achieve”.
Swindon Refuge Garden raises funds to support the garden project at their residential refuge site, Swindon Domestic Abuse Support Services, which provides a safe and secure place for around 60 families and 120 children every year. The garden provides a safe outside space where the victims of domestic abuse and their families can play, make friends and enjoy the healing therapy of gardening.
Hollie Newhook, Community Engagement and Volunteer Coordinator for Wiltshire is Air Ambulance said, "We are extremely grateful to Julie, and everyone involved with the Beaufort Christmas Fair for their continued support and this year’s £4,000 donation. As a charity, it costs £4 million a year to keep Wiltshire Air Ambulance's lifesaving service operational, the equivalent of just over £11,000 per day. We receive no regular direct Government funding or National Lottery grants, so rely on generous donations from the public, community groups and local businesses.”
Youth Action Wiltshire is the national award winning ‘Youth Arm’ of Community First supporting local communities in the Swindon and Wiltshire areas, and this donation will be put towards assisting their local initiatives.
Every year the Beaufort Christmas Fair supports 2 vital charities.
We are thrilled to announce we have donated £5,000 each to Wiltshire Air Ambulance and Youth Action Wiltshire.
We shall be doing a cheque presentation at our meet on Friday 4th March