Christmas Gift Fair returns to Shipston-on-Stour next month to raise money for hospice

Shipston Home Nursing is preparing for another Christmas Gift Fair next month, with all sales going back to its ‘hospice care at home’ service.

Shipston Home Nursing prepares for its Christmas Gift Fair next month.
Shipston Home Nursing prepares for its Christmas Gift Fair next month.

The fair, which will get underway at Ettington Community Centre on Tuesday November 15 (5.30am – 8.30pm) and will come to a close on Wednesday November 16 (9.30am – 3pm), is £5 entry with a free hot drink and a homemade biscuit.

Kate Bamford, from Shipston Home Nursing, says: “Our gift fair is one of the highlights of the festive season and we’re excited to be back again for 2022. We’re extremely grateful to the army of volunteers who help us stage the event. They work tirelessly to support us, and we couldn’t do this without them.”

Popular stalls from past fairs, such as the Spirit of Ilmington distillery and the Granary Oil Company, will return to the food hall, alongside gift stalls that include bespoke jewellery, ceramics, candles, locally made crafts and Christmas cards and decorations.

The fair sales will raise vital funds for Shipston Home Nursing, which offers a free ‘hospice care at home’ service for people with a life-limiting illness, who live in Shipston-on-Stour, Wellesbourne, Kineton and the surrounding villages.