Village craft fair will help sick children

9/11/13- Charity craft fair for Chestnut Tree House at Ninfield Memorial Hall.  Gillian Stanbridge ENGSUS00120131011134141
9/11/13- Charity craft fair for Chestnut Tree House at Ninfield Memorial Hall. Gillian Stanbridge ENGSUS00120131011134141

A village craft fair, which provides a financial boost to a hospice caring for seriously ill children, returns for its fourth year tomorrow (Saturday).

The Crafts for Christmas Fair will take place at Ninfield Memorial Hall, between 10am -4pm.

This popular event will not only host a wide range of crafts across 22 stalls, it is also a much loved social occasion and raises vital funds for Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice.

This year boasts the widest variety of crafts on offer yet, including mohair teddy bears, homemade jams, chutneys and cakes, gilded gifts and homemade bags and cushions. Refreshments will again be served all day.

Event organiser Pam Doodes said: “Chestnut Tree House provides a fantastic service to children and young people with life-shortening conditions and their families. Last year’s event raised over £1,000, a total that makes us proud to be part of the fundraising team for this important local charity whilst having fun ourselves.”

Entry to the fair is free and there will be a bucket collection and a raffle.

Pam and her team of helpers will once again be strengthened by the support of the Ninfield Scouts.

Chestnut Tree House is the only children’s hospice in Sussex and cares for more than 300 children and young adults from 0-19 years of age with progressive life-shortening conditions from East and West Sussex,