29 November 2011
Sarah Lillicrap from sponsor Lillicrap Chilcott with this year’s ‘Love Bird’ shopping bag
The 20th Cornwall Macmillan Christmas Fair held in November 2011 at the Hotel Bristol in Newquay raised in excess of £25,000 for Cornwall Macmillan Cancer Support.
This brings the total raised by the Macmillan Christmas Fair to a massive £360,000 over the last twenty years.
The Macmillan Christmas Fair traditionally marks the start of the Cornish Christmas shopping season, with visitors flocking to buy gifts, traditional produce and decorative pieces from a wide and eclectic mix of stallholders. At the fair, 15% of all stallholder takings go to Macmillan Cancer Support in Cornwall.
“We are thrilled with the support we have seen for this year’s fair,” comments the fair's chairman, Caroline Tetley. “In this tough economic climate it is a huge achievement to have raised so much for Macmillan in Cornwall. And it could never have been achieved without the generous support of our sponsors and the tireless efforts of the Cornwall Macmillan Cancer support committees who work so hard to keep the event running smoothly throughout the preview evening and the day.”
“Lillicrap Chilcott has been a long term supporter of the Fair, this year sponsoring our ‘Love Bird’ hessian shopping bags commissioned especially for the evening,” continued Caroline. “We are also very grateful for the continued support from Winter Rule, Charles Stanley, Celtic Sheepskin, Quality Solicitors Nalders, The Hotel Bristol, St Austell Brewery and Wild Card. The money raised will go towards helping Cornwall Macmillan continue its vital support for cancer sufferers in the county.”