Christmas craft fair to bank cash for two Warwick charities - The Leamington Observer

Christmas craft fair to bank cash for two Warwick charities

A CHRISTMAS craft fair is aiming to bank cash for two Warwick charities.

The craft fair is being put on at The Gap community centre on Spinney Hill on Saturday December 2.

And all the proceeds from the fair, held between 1.30pm and 4.30pm, will be shared between Molly Ollys and The Gap Charity.

There will be 18 stalls with gifts by local crafters, as well as refreshments and a raffle.

The event is the brainchild of Emma Joyce Smith, who organises annual charity craft fairs as a way to give back to the community.

Moved by the story of Molly Ollys founders Tim and Rachel Ollerenshaw, who set up the charity for children with life threatening illnesses following the death of their eight-year-old daughter Molly, Emma decided to fundraise for their cause.

She is also helping people of all ages avoid ill health due to lack of company and loneliness by fundraising for community togetherness activities run by The Gap Charity.

Emma said: “I’ve been putting on craft fairs for the last ten years as it’s a hobby and I love organising them. In the past I’ve fundraised for national charities, but this year it’s been fantastic to work alongside two local charities who both do amazing work in the community.

“I’m really excited about the stalls we’ve got lined up, there’s everything from homemade jams and chutneys to Christmas gnomes, wooden gifts, jewellery, and samosas. Thanks also to all the amazing local businesses who’ve generously donated fabulous raffle prizes including vouchers, hampers, and event tickets.”

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