Spring fair to raise vital charity cash

Exhibits at the Joy of Sporing Fair
Exhibits at the Joy of Sporing Fair

The joy of spring will be in the air at Linden Hall this weekend as it hosts an annual fair in aid of charity.

The Joy of Spring event will raise funds for HospiceCare North Northumberland on Sunday.

The charity, which has day centres in Alnwick and Berwick, helps and supports patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

The spring fair is one of a number of annual events that takes place to boost the charity’s coffers.

Running from 10.30am to 4.30pm the fair will see more than 60 exhibitors from across the area and beyond showing their wares.

Arts, crafts, food, local businesses and more will be on offer and refreshments will be available throughout the day.

HospiceCare’s running costs total £400,000 a year with only nine per cent of that figure coming from the NHS.

Events like the spring fair help the team continue the vital work that they do in their day centres and out in the community.

Entrance to the Joy of Spring Fair is £3.50 and children are free.

For more information about HospiceCare and the services it offers or about the event itself visit the website at http://www.hospicecare-nn.org.uk

You can also follow the charity, and its events, on Facebook and Twitter.