A Christmas Fair for a worthwhile cause
18 Nov 2019 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 Hepscott Park on Wednesday, 4th December, providing a great opportunity for local residents to pick up hand-made festive gifts, while supporting a worthwhile cause.
All produce at the fair has been lovingly made by adults who use the service. There will be some fantastic Christmas trees (Nordmann Fir, 4 foot, 5 foot and 6 foot) Christmas wreaths and table decorations on sale as well as plants, vegetables, bread, biscuits and cakes, soaps, ceramics, jewellery, photographs and cards. There will also be a raffle and tombola and the opportunity to call into the adjoining café for a cup of coffee and a mince pie, or for a bite of lunch.
The fair relies on support from the public. If you are able to call in, please do. Proceeds from the sale will be reinvested back into this important service.
The event will take place between 11am – 2pm at Hepscott Park Horticultural Skills Unit just out of Morpeth.
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.