Early, Early Christmas Fair 2021 – A Thank You

Thank you all so much for making this year’s event such a huge success. It was great to see so many of you again coming through the door – smiling faces full of excitement at being out and about and doing what we always do! The atmosphere was incredible: the energy and enthusiasm were fantastic and wow did you shop!

To see the fabulous marquees being put on the beautiful polo fields at Tedworth Park in the sunshine was exciting. Then seeing the whole event transform, with all the stalls and various parts of the Early, Early Christmas Fair coming together so smoothy: it is an extraordinarily feat, when all you start with is an expanse of grass and no running water!

Meeting friends, shopping together at all the wonderful stalls was so much fun and we cannot thank you enough for supporting this flagship fundraising event for ABF – The Soldiers’ Charity.

I would like to thank all of you who came and supported us…. all our stallholders who have generously donated Tombola & Raffle Prizes and are giving 10% of their takings to the ABF – The Soldiers’ Charity.

I would also like to thank Maggie Elliott and her team for their hard work on the Tombola; Katie Boswell and her team on the Raffle; and Emma Harrison for the delicious curry supper on the Tuesday evening, plus all the team that come together to make this such a success. Olivia Barrington, Andrea Benford, Tessa Bott, Ally Cardozo, Alicia Green, Francesca Green, Ian Holmes, Linda Higton, Steve Hollis, Tamsin Hollis, Sarah Pittman, Caroline Rawlins, Jenny Snowball and Alma Young for all their help, both before and during this event.

We have now taken this event #Virtual with over 120 stallholders many of whom were at the live Early, Early Christmas Fair but also many others. This is our first hybrid event with amazing offers from our stallholders, and every purchase you make online 10% goes to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.

We work hard to deliver this event and it was tricker than ever this year after a 2 year break and, despite petrol shortages and some quite impressive rain, you all flocked in and supported us and we cannot thank you enough and hope you will join us online to continue to shop www.eecfair.org,uk

Special thanks go to our Sponsors:

General Dynamics UK Ltd
Aspire Defence Ltd
Aspire Defence Services Ltd

Supporters

Andrew Sinclair Sculpture
Chafyn Grove School
Field and Lawn
We Are Innovative Consultancy
Jonny Ormerod Bazaar Tents
Leehurst Swan School
Marc Allum and Lisa Lloyd
Salisbury Cathedral School
Salisbury Journal
Spire Printing
The Sculpture School
Tidworth Polo Club
Trethowans
Tuk In Foods
Wiltshire Life

Fair Organiser: Caroline Cary
Regional Director South West: Lt Col Peter Bates
Fair Secretary: Susanne Hollis

Thank you all so much,

With love,
Caroline Cary x

Dates for your dairy:

27 & 28 September 2022 The Early, Early Christmas Fair
29 September – 1 January 2023 The Early, Early Christmas #Virtual fair

If you would like to take part in any of our events, please fill in this form – APPLY 2021 & 2022

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