Snowflakes and twinkly lights at Christmas Fair
A record breaking £38,000 raised
Christmas arrived with a bang last week as a sparkling Eden played host for the first time to the annual Cornwall Macmillan Christmas Fair. An estimated £38,000, £10,000 more than 2012, has been raised, smashing all previous records.
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.
15% of all stallholder takings go to Macmillan Cancer Support in Cornwall. 2013 marked the first year for the fair in its new home at the Eden Project, with more stall holders, more visitors and more sponsors, all contributing to a record breaking £38,000, delivered directly to support cancer sufferers in Cornwall.
“We are delighted with the response to this, our first year at Eden,” comments Caroline Tetley, Chairman of the Cornwall Macmillan Christmas Fair Committee. “Eden has been so generous in letting us use the site, in making it look fabulously festive and opening its doors for free for the day of the fair, meaning that all funds went direct to Macmillan.
“But equally this could never have been achieved without the generous support of our sponsors and the tireless efforts of the Cornwall Macmillan Fair Committee who give so unstintingly of their time.
“Lillicrap Chilcott has been a long term supporter of the fair and this year we were delighted to welcome Ginsters and Midas as Gold Sponsors, Hodgsons, First Great Western and Karen Jackson Design as Silver Sponsors. And of course we are very grateful to the continued support from Charles Stanley, Celtic & Co, St Austell Brewery, Headland Printers and Wild Card,” continued Caroline Tetley.