December date set for Tynedale Centre's Christmas Fair

21 Nov 2017

A community scheme that helps adults with learning difficulties acquire new skills is holding a Christmas Fair on Saturday December 2.


The fair  will  take place  in the Tynedale Centre in Hexham providing  a fantastic opportunity for local residents to pick up hand-made festive gifts and bargains, while supporting a worthwhile local cause.

This year the fair has been opened up to local businesses and eighteen stallholders from the local community will be coming along with gifts and crafts for sale.

There will also be Christmas wreaths,  a tombola, and refreshments in the centre which will be  transformed into a Christmas wonderland.


The adults who attend the Tynedale Centre  have been very busy over recent months restoring a wide range of  furniture and antiques which will also be on sale at competitive prices on the day. Items include chairs,  tables,  dressers, chests of drawers and one off quirky pieces.


Northumberland County Council run eight learning day centres across the county where  staff  help over 170 adults with learning disabilities acquire new life skills including horticulture, baking, and crafts.

Northumberland County Councillor Veronica Jones, cabinet member for adult wellbeing and health said:  “The fair relies on support from the public so if you are able to call in, please do. A great deal of time and effort has gone 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 – 4pm at Tynedale Centre, Haugh lane, Hexham, NE46 3PU.