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HFT Christmas Fair Raises £9,800 to Support People With Learning Disabilities in the South West

Monday 30 November 2009, 19:50
By David Whigham

Hft Christmas Fair, held in Wincanton Memory HallThe weather let up for a few hours on Saturday morning as people arrived for this year's Hft Christmas Fair in Wincanton Memorial Hall. There was already a queue as the doors opened at 10am and one keen buyer had arrived at 8am in order to be first in line to see what was on offer on the Trash & Treasure stall.

There were over 15 stalls selling everything from home-made delicatessen items to children's second-hand clothes and toys. There were draws and a raffle as well as a very popular refreshment room with lots of home made sandwiches and cakes to go with tea, coffee and soup.

Children from King Arthur's School sold jewellery and over 50 helpers were responsible for collecting, transporting and selling the myriad goods on offer. Chairman of the Fair committee, Countess Caroline de Salis, could not thank everyone enough for their considerable contribution to the success of the Fair.
Hft Christmas Fair, held in Wincanton Memory HallAt the end of the day just under £9,800 had been raised and this will be used by Hft to support people with learning disabilities. Hft is a national charity whose Royal Patron is HRH The Princess Royal. For further information visit

Count Charles de Salis, Chairman of East Somerset Friends, would like to thank everyone from Wincanton and the surrounding area who came along to support the Fair and to make this terrific result possible.

David Whigham


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