14 February 2011
All the fun of the fair: Sarah Lillicrap of Lillicrap Chilcott, one of the sponsors of this year’s Cornwall Macmillan Christmas Fair.
The annual Cornwall Macmillan Christmas Fair held in November at the Hotel Bristol in Newquay raised in excess of £22,000 for Cornwall Macmillan Cancer Support.
Exceeding last year’s total of £21,000, the Macmillan 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.
'We are thrilled with the support we have seen for this year’s fair,' comments the Christmas Fair 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 Queen Bee hessian shopping bags commissioned especially for the evening and we are also very grateful to the continued support from Winter Rule, Charles Stanley, Celtic Sheepskin, The Hotel Bristol and St Austell Brewery,' continued Caroline Tetley. 'The money raised will go towards helping Cornwall Macmillan continue its vital support for cancer sufferers in the County.'
Notes to editors:
The organisers of the Cornwall Macmillan Christmas Fair are indebted to the following:
Truro Macmillan Committee, headed by Mr Chris Robbins
Falmouth Macmillan Committee, headed by Mrs Maraquita Hichens
Hayle Macmillan Committee, headed by Mrs Joy Runnals
Camel Valley Macmillan Committee, headed by Mrs Sarah Tyson
Additionally they would like to thank Libby Reed for supper on the Preview Evening, Tresco Estate for the Hell Bay holiday raffle prize and all contributors to the Silent Auction. Other companies who kindly gave their support were Cornish Meadows, Niles Bakery, WC Rowe and Rodda’s.
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