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Patients get crafty for Christmas Fayre

Christmas tree decorations and festive hampers made by patients will be on sale on a special stall at  our Christmas fayre next month.

Creative and Support therapy members Phyllis Rawstron, 91, Naomi Hickey, 38 and Mac McCallister, 52 are among the patients who have been busy making and putting items together to be sold on the Creative and Support Therapy stall.

Mac said: “Coming to the hospice helps me get through the week and gives me something to look forward to. It brings me joy and being involved in the Christmas Fayre making and putting together items has been a team effort that I’ve enjoyed. I’ve been to many Christmas fayres at the hospice and the spirit and atmosphere is brilliant.”

Naomi added: “Coming to the hospice is an opportunity to meet people with similar problems to me and share our experiences. I’ve loved making the items for the Christmas Fayre as it’s my way of putting something back into the hospice for the care they’ve given me.”

And Phyllis said: “We all look forward to coming and I get to meet people who have become friends. I’ve felt like I’ve contributed something by helping make items for the Christmas Fayre. We just hope that people come and support this good cause.”

Stalls include a gift stall, huge tombola, sweet shop, handmade wood-turned items made by local artists, Father Christmas in his Grotto, teddy bear gift stall, toy stall, cake and homemade treats stall, raffle, guess the weight of the cake, open the box, hospice merchandise, name the teddy bear, live music, book stall, Christmas card stall featuring the John Chapman Collection and more, pop up café and registrations are being taken for the 2015 Starlight Walk.

Father Christmas will make a special appearance and children can meet him and get  present in exchange for a donation.

The fayre is held on Sunday November 16 and runs from 11.30-3pm. Entry is £1 for adults and free for children under 12 years. Click here for more information.