Hospice's new venue for Christmas Fair goes down a treat
Date published: 29 November 2019
Photo: Ken Rowlatt
The fair was the hospice's biggest yet
Springhill Hospice hosted its famous annual Christmas Fair on Sunday 24 November, this time in a new venue.
The fair is usually based in the Hospice grounds, however this year after careful consideration, the Christmas event was moved just around the corner to Kingsway Park High School, allowing more visitors and stallholders to join in the festive fair.
Packed with visitors from across the borough and beyond, the fair was the hospice's biggest yet, with almost 90 stalls filled with gifts, raffles, tombolas, food, Santa’s grotto and more.
The fair was officially opened by Mayor and Mayoress of Rochdale, Billy and Lynn Sheerin; Mayor of Whitworth, Lynda Barnes; chair of the Board at Springhill Hospice, Robert Clegg OBE; and of course, Springhill's mascot, Springy the frog.
Rebekah Cheshire, Springhill’s events and campaigns fundraiser said: “What a fantastic new venue Kingsway Park has been for us this year.
“We’ve had a lovely day of fundraising, with lots of new space for people to browse our variety of stalls. It was great to have both the Mayor of Rochdale and the Mayor of Whitworth with us to open our fair and it’s always great to see people from the borough supporting care in our community.
“I would like to say a really big thank to all our Springhill staff, volunteers and every single supporter who made our Christmas Fair a fabulous, festive and fun day for all.”
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