Hospice Summer Fete Has New Look


NOTE: This content is old - Published: Thursday, May 18th, 2017.

A popular annual event on the Wrexham fundraising calendar is having a facelift.

On Saturday June 10th, for the first time in more than ten years, the Nightingale House Summer Fair is to be held in the grounds of the hospice on Chester Road, and what’s more, local people are invited to go along to join in a giant tea party.

With something for all the family and free entry, the new-look Summer Fete and Garden Sale, sponsored by Brother Industries, will be open from 11am to 4pm.

Traditional stalls such as tombolas, crafts, games, children’s activities, face painting, gifts, jewellery, books and more, will be combined with a sale of plants, garden furniture and gardening items.

Brand new this year is a tea party to be held in a grand marquee on the hospice lawn, serving tea and home-made cake from the hospice’s Caffi Cwtch. It is being held as part of Nightingale House’s ‘Bake, Brew, Pour, Share’ campaign, which is encouraging friends, colleagues and families to get together over a cup of tea and a cake during the month of June.

Hospice gardeners, all volunteers, will be on hand to answer questions about the Nightingale House gardens during the day and other attractions will include Pets Corner and live entertainment.

Debbie Barton from Nightingale House said: “The Summer Fair, which we are calling a Fete this year, has been a staple hospice fundraising event for well over 20 years and this year we decided the time was right to bring it back to its roots, in the grounds of the hospice.

“Nightingale House has beautiful gardens that are greatly admired by patients and visitors alike so the tea party on the lawn will be a welcome addition to the fete itself, which will be held in our car park area. We hope as many people as possible will join us at some point during the day and we appreciate all the contributions and voluntary help we receive to make the event a success. As ever every penny counts and contributes to the £2.2 million we need to find this year from fundraising efforts.”

The hospice would be very grateful for donations of bottles for a bottle tombola, plants and items for a garden sale, craft items, gifts and raffle prizes.

For more information on the Summer Fete, Garden Sale and Tea Party please contact Debbie Barton at Nightingale House on 01978 314292.

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