sellout for Concord’s upcoming Christmas Fayre

Wednesday November 13, 2019

The biggest ever number of stalls – an actual sell out – will feature in Concord's annual charity fundraising Christmas Fayre this year. There will be a total of 63 gift, craft and food stalls at Concord's eighth Christmas Fayre in Acton Burnell from 1.30 pm until 4.30 pm on Sunday November 24 when entry will be free. Key vendors this year include Marks & Spencer, Darwin’s Crepes, Farm Fudge, Den Kit Company, Rainbow’s End, Tropic Skincare and Shropshire Salumi. Other activities will include guided tours of the campus, a charity lucky dip and a range of music performances. The chosen charity this year is the Harry Johnson Trust which supports children from Shropshire and Mid Wales who have any form of childhood cancer from birth to aged 18. Founded by Sally Johnson, mother of Harry who died aged seven from a rare form of blood cancer, the trust works closely with the children’s oncology ward at the Princes Royal Hospital. It is Concord's third fundraising event for the trust and organisers of the Christmas Fayre are hopeful of presenting Sally with a four figure sum in the form of a contribution from stallholders and tombola. This year, the trust has bought 150 tickets for children currently receiving treatment, as well as those in remission, to attend the pantomime in Shrewsbury or Telford on Christmas Eve. Concord Prefects and Lower School Monitors will be volunteers on the day of the Christmas Fayre when visitors are expected to number about 1,500. Save the date and come along for free, with ample parking in the college grounds. We look forward to welcoming you to Concord!