#Chocolate #Cake & #Craft Wirral Hospice Hobby Fair


Volunteer Sandra Fairclough at our delicious craft fair chocolate tombola 2012

It’s that time of year again; the leaves are falling (horizontally), it’s getting colder and our volunteers are feverishly putting the final finishes on their wonderful creations for this year’s Hobby & Craft Fair– the perfect event for a blustery October Saturday with its cosy crafty atmosphere, abundance of cakes and, of course, our winner chocolate tombola.

This year we have forty five stalls with sellers from all across Wirral, filled with beautiful handmade goods including; handbags, jewellery, wooden crafts, Christmas gifts, cards, jams, cakes, toys, art and much, much more.  Look out for Ruth & Olwen’s stall, covered with handmade Christmas gifts and decorations, including those notorious reindeer! Another of our fundraising volunteers, Sandra Fairclough (pictured), will be selling her famous cards at the fair; she gets orders for these from far and wide and makes each card with love by hand – they are bound to be a treat.

As usual we will have our own Wirral Hospice St John’s craft stall filled with beautiful handmade donations from our supporters from all across Wirral.  Our stall will be showcasing Christmas gifts and decorations; handmade woollen blankets; baby clothes; hats scarves & gloves; and toys to name but a few with all funds raised going towards the wonderful work the hospice does. Along with the Hospice Craft Stall we will be selling our new goods, gifts and cards straight from the Hospice Gift Shop.

Our extremely popular chocolate tombola will be back, along with refreshments including tea, cakes & bacon butties.  This year, for the first time, there will also be the facility to make your Light up a Life donation at the event and find out our other upcoming events from our information table.

Craft fair co-ordinator, Kerry Threadgill, says “I can’t wait; it’s one of the highlights of the year, with some of our volunteers holding their own stalls for the first time, its going to be lovely to see what they come up with”

The fair will be held at Heswall Hall, Saturday 25th October 10am – 4pm with entry at just £1.00.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Author: Jacinta Warwick


Hobby & Craft Fair – Heswall

Saturday 6th October saw bargain hunters and craft lovers alike flocking to Heswall Hall for the first Hobby and Craft Fair in support of Wirral Hospice St John’s. With an aim to not only provide visitors with a place to buy goods for craft making, our wonderful stallholders were present to offer support and advice to budding crafters, itching to learn a new hobby.

Stalls from jewellery making to cake baking, wicker caning to wood crafting and of course the ever popular chocolate tombola kept the crowds coming with over 230 visitors through the door.

With a full hall and a wide variety of stalls and crafters the Hospice Hobby and Craft Fair was a huge success. The total amount raised through this event was over £1,400, which will go towards the excellent patient care provided at Wirral Hospice St John’s.

We met some lovely people and couldn’t resist making some purchases of our own. A big thank you to all who came to support us, to our lovely volunteers for making crafty items to sell on our Hospice stalls and to those who generously donated items to our tombola!

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