This year’s Westonbirt Charities Fair will be held at Westonbirt School on 23rd and 24th October. The Fair is now in its twentieth year and is a well-established event in the charitable and shopping calendar. It is an ideal opportunity to meet friends and family for coffee or light lunch while browsing amongst the stalls selling those items that cannot be bought on the high street or on-line. The Fair is being held over the half term week so there will be lots of activities in which children and young people can participate.
What’s at the Westonbirt Charities Fair?
The headline charity being supported by the Fair this year is Home-Start who are the main organisers of the event. They help families with young children deal with whatever life throws at them. Marie Curie who provide emotional and practical support and guidance to anyone diagnosed with a terminal illness are the main national charity supported by the Fair. Four other local charities will also benefit; Longfield Hospice support adults with life-limiting illness from diagnosis onwards and the Gloucestershire Royal Intensive Care Unit provide care for patients who require more advanced therapies and support that is not possible on the general wards of the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust manage more than 60 nature reserves across the county will also benefit as will the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum.
Fringe events will be organised by The Door, a charity running youth centres across the Stroud District bringing hope to young people and their families through unlocking potential and opening opportunities for the future. They will be hosting a Phantom Charity Ball with the theme of ‘Phantom of the Opera’ taking place on Friday 26th October. Other events taking place include the Home-Start and Longfield Hospice quiz night on Saturday 29th October.
Visit Our Weston Fair
Over 130 stallholders at the Fair is an Aladdin’s cave selling everything from fabulous jewellery, luxurious cashmere, designer handbags, hats, belts and shoes together with innovative and exciting things for the home. Boy’s toys, liqueurs and artisan goods to spoil yourself with. Confectionary and artwork. A treasure trove where you will find gifts and knickknacks that are not available anywhere else and all in time for Christmas. A real opportunity to get ahead of the game.
There is plenty for the young to enjoy by joining the Westonbirt Holiday Club with opportunities for swimming, badminton, squash, quad biking and video games or perhaps partaking in the reindeer and elf hunt while you shop this is a day out not to be missed. A visit to the Westonbirt school gardens which will be in their prime is not to be missed and the parking is free.
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