Hexham Christmas Fair will help vulnerable adults
16 Nov 2016 ARCHIVED (over 3 months old) - view latest news
A community scheme that helps adults with learning difficulties acquire new skills is holding its Christmas Fair at the Tynedale Centre in Hexham on Wednesday 23 November. The event will provide a great opportunity for local residents to pick up hand-made festive gifts, while supporting a worthwhile cause.
All produce has been lovingly made by adults who use the community service. There will be some fantastic Christmas wreaths on sale as well as planters, soaps, ceramics and crafts. There will be a tombola, some fun games, home made soup, a hog roast, mince pies and mulled wine. Hexham male voice choir will be performing at 10.30am in the centre which has been transformed into a Christmas wonderland.
All proceeds from the sale will be reinvested back into this important service.
Northumberland County Councillor Susan Dungworth, cabinet member for adult care and public health said: “The fair relies on support from the public so if you are able to call in, please do. The adults have taken a great deal of time and effort into organising the day. It will be great fun and there will be some fantastic gifts on sale at reasonable prices.”
The event will take place between 10am – 2pm at Tynedale Centre, Haugh lane, Hexham, NE46 3PU.
Northumberland County Council runs eight learning skills centres across the county where staff help over 170 adults with learning difficulties to acquire new skills. These include learning to grow plants and vegetables, restoring second hand furniture, making jewellery, scented soaps, ceramics, cakes and artisan breads.