Christmas Charity Fair at Phyllis Court Busy With Festive Shoppers

The countdown to Christmas is on and Phyllis Court Club’s Charity Action Group (CAG) Christmas Fair at the Club was busy with festive shoppers.

There were lots of different stalls to buy Christmas gifts from including jewellery, bags, flowers, gadgets and toys plus table decorations and other Christmas festive items to decorate your home.

The fair was raising money for the Phyllis Court Club’s chosen charity of the year, Thames Hospice. Thames Hospice are currently raising money to build a new 28 private-room hospice next to Bray Lake in Maidenhead. Money was raised through charging stallholders to have a stand and the CAG group ran a raffle and a Christmas stall selling pre-loved items donated by Club members.

Stephanie Ward from Two Birds Style took a stand for the first time. She said, “I previously worked as a Stella & Dot stylist and when they pulled out of Europe, I launched the company with my business partner Claire in April. I would have loved to have come to this fair before. It’s great for people who don’t have a shop front. It’s gone really well particularly the children’s jewellery pieces.”

Nicola Taylor who was visiting the fair said, “I found a lovely selection of pretty things, lots of sparkly, fluffiness – perfect gifts for ladies and gentlemen and all in aid of the Charity Action Group’s charity of the year, Thames Hospice.”

Anthea from Fairmile Vineyard added, “We came to the fair in May. This time it’s a lot busier and lots of people having been buying our fizz for presents. You can’t go wrong with sparkling wine for a present. We’ve had a nice mixture of people who have tried the wine and others who haven’t.”

Chair of the CAG, Diana Pearman said, “This was the last charity event of our year 2019, raising money for the new build of the Thames Hospice. So we were delighted with the proceeds which were nearly £8,000. It was a very busy day for the Club with the consumption of food and drinks. Everyone appeared to be enjoying their spending and in these uncertain times we were even more pleased with amount of money raised.”