Christmas Fayre 2017

Monday November 13, 2017

Concord's staff and students are already getting into the Christmas spirit. This year, our Christmas Fayre is on Sunday 26th November at Acton Burnell Hall, starting at 1.30pm. Midlands Air Ambulance will be the beneficiaries from the fayre, and we are hoping to make a donation of £1,600 to the charity. “We are supporting Midlands Air Ambulance because all those involved with the fayre believe it is a very worthy local charity,” said events organiser Emily Morris. “Every stallholder pays £20 and donates a gift from the stall to our charity lucky dip which raises the money, and we are expecting between 1,500 and 2,000 visitors." This year will be our biggest fayre yet, with 72 Shropshire-based stallholders attending. 40 stalls are gift and craft outlets, ranging from Christmas baubles to handbags, jewellery and beauty treatments, leaving over 30 stalls for food and drinks. “We shall have more food outlets than at any of our previous five Christmas Fayres and the selection will include hog roast, wood fire pizza, burger bar, curry, Indian snacks, pancakes, ice cream and candyfloss. “In addition, visitors will have a choice of teas, coffees and home made cakes in our regular tea shop which will be set up in the main hall.” Entertainment will be provided by Rushbury Primary School - who won Concord’s primary school choir competition in June to appear at the Christmas Fayre. They will perform a programme of Christmas carols in the main hall together with Concord’s own choir drawn from the lower and upper schools and there will also be a range of instrumental pieces. Added Emily:  “Entry to the Christmas Fayre is free and there is also ample free car parking in the grounds of the college. In addition, visitors can have a conducted tour of the campus.”