Charity Christmas gift fair
24 October 2016
If you haven't bought, wrapped and labelled your Christmas gifts by mid-September, don’t despair. You should find presents to suit lots of the names on your list when Southend University Hospital stages its popular annual craft and gift fair next month.
There will be handicrafts, jewellery, cards, toys and loads more
original ideas to have you ticking names off your list in
And beside all the stalls, local pottery painting experts; The
Clay Cottage will also be on hand, for children to decorate some
home-made gifts of their own. Along with other children's crafts
and games to help keep them entertained while you shop. Christmas
shopping always works up an appetite so plenty of refreshments are
available as well as a raffle.
The fair runs from 10.30am to 4pm at The Mill, Bellingham Lane,
Rayleigh on Sunday, November 6 with a charge of £1.50 for adults
(under-16s go free). As an added bonus, parking at the venue is
All proceeds from the day will benefit Southend Hospital's
Paediatric Outpatient's department.
Elise Fleetwood, Event Manager, said: "The annual craft fair is
always an extremely popular fixture in the run-up to Christmas and
we are sure this year's will be no exception. There will be a wide
array of handmade gifts produced by some highly talented local
crafts people that will make perfect gifts and stocking
"We are hugely thankful to event organiser and charity Trustee;
Malachy O'Sullivan for his on-going commitment to this event and
also local business; Amos Estates, for sponsoring the event,
helping to ensure that every penny raised goes straight to
Paediatric Outpatients. We are hoping for a bumper turn-out
and welcome all."