The incredibly popular biannual event has raised £50,000 for charity from their last two Fayres and are this year hoping to keep up their reputation for great fundraising when they support the Stars Appeal’s Caring 4 Kids campaign.
This two day event, which can best be described as a celebration of country life as it used to be, includes steam engines, vintage tractors, working exhibits (threshing, steam saw bench, steam ploughing) and local rural craft demonstrations, along with supporting trade-stands. Not only that, it is free to enter and, with performers in the marquee on both days, it is certainly a day the whole family will enjoy.
Dave Cates, Stars Appeal Director said: ‘"We are thrilled that the organisers of the Fayre have chosen us to benefit from this year's event. The whole community of Berwick St John work incredibly hard to ensure that the weekend has something for everyone. The money raised will go such a long way towards helping us achieve our goal of creating a state-of-the-art children’s centre in Salisbury and will help make life better for local children in hospital."
The Fayre runs from 10am on both days. Entry is free, but all visitors are encouraged to buy raffle tickets at the entrance foyer. There is also additional entertainment around the village on the Friday and Saturday evenings. For more information, please contact Mary Sparkes on 01747 828496 or Sophie Blick on 01747 829566.
Notes to Editors
The Stars Appeal raises money to create the best possible experience for the 300,000 people who rely on Salisbury District Hospital. It funds extra care and equipment over and above that provided by the NHS. The Appeal benefits all wards and departments. It also raises money for major projects. In 2007, thanks to the generous support of the local community, the Appeal funded advanced equipment for premature and critically ill babies and an advanced keyhole cancer surgery suite.
The Stars Appeal now faces its biggest challenge to date. The Caring 4 Kids campaign is raising £1million to help create a state-of-the-art children’s centre at Salisbury District Hospital which will treat over 6,000 children each year. The Caring 4 Kids campaign will fund a range of additional facilities and equipment within the centre including parents’ accommodation, dedicated long stay rooms for children with serious illnesses, indoor and outdoor play areas and a multi sensory room for children with disabilities. The Caring 4 Kids campaign will also fund high-tech equipment for diagnosis and treatment.
For further information please contact:
Hannah Paye, Fundraising Co-ordinator, The Stars Appeal, Salisbury District Hospital. Tel: 01722 429005. www.starsappeal.org email@example.com