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Hft (Home Farm Trust) Christmas Fair - Saturday 24th November 2012

Tuesday 20 November 2012, 18:20
By Janet Laurence

hft Christmas Fair cake stallFounded in 1962, hft was originally known as the Home Farm Trust. Today, the charity provides local support services for people with learning disabilities, their families and carers throughout England. These services can be residential or part time, perhaps for no more than a few hours a week.

hft works closely with families, local authorities and other partners to find the best solution to meet a person's needs. This flexible approach means support can be given from as little as two hours a week to 24 hours a day.

The Christmas Fair is run by the East Somerset Friends of hft, founded in 1978. Run by volunteers under the dedicated chairmanship of the Countess de Salis, the Fair was a success from the start. Funds raised by voluntary organisations are important to hft. In 2011 the Fair proceeds of £11,500 were put towards the capital costs involved in acquiring property in Cornwall for young people in transition from children's to adult services.

This year's annual hft Christmas Fair takes place at Wincanton Memorial Hall, 10.00am to 1.30pm.

Browsing the book stallGift stall

Come and shop at our wonderful stalls including our famous delicatessen, cakes, and children's toys and clothes. Arrive early to beat the dealers to Trash and Treasures where you can find fabulous bargains.

Lots more stalls including christmas things, brilliant value books, garden plants, gentlemen's wardrobe, bags of all kinds, an art stall, jewellery, and kitchen ware. Take a chance on the bottle stall and raffle.

Tea, Coffee and biscuits are available all morning and you can relax over a delicious light lunch to round off a morning's shopping.

Entrance costs just 50p.

Tarts and pies

hft is the new name for Home Farm Trust, a registered charity creatively supporting people with learning disabilities. The East Somerset Friends of hft has raised funds to help their vital work since 1978; last year the Fair produced £11,500. For more information visit


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