Why not join in this national campaign and make the world better with a sweater. All you have to do is sign up at www.savethechildren.org.uk/christmas-jumper-day and then everyone at your school, college, place of work, pub etc wears a Christmas sweater on Friday 13th December and pays £1. Don’t have a Christmas jumper? – Not a problem – all you have to do is customise any old sweater with some baubles and tinsel – you get the idea. Last year Christmas Jumper Day raised £350,000 – this year the target is £1,000,000 so join in the fun. And if you fancy knitting a sweater (there’s still time – just) then have a look at www.deramores.com as they are donating 50p to Save the Children for every order made in November that includes a ball of yarn from the entire Sirdar range.
Christmas Craft Shopping Experience: Save the Children will again be the partner charity at this popular event, held on Sunday 1st December at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, on the Fosse Way between Radford Semele and Ufton. Our volunteers will be helping Santa in his grotto and will also be selling Christmas cards, home made cakes and other goodies and hand knitted children’s wear. There will be face painting, children’s craft activities and hand bell ringers. Awesome Animal Encounters will be at the event with their exiting array of exotic animals, including snakes, spiders & more! Take a chance to get up close to these fascinating creatures and learn more about them. Or if you like your animals cute and cuddly, then come and meet the friendly Alpacas, whose fleece is used to make the softest & most luxurious knitwear!
There is ample free parking. Tickets are £3.50 on the door – accompanied under 16’s free – but advanced tickets are available at a discounted price of £3.00 each including postage & packing until 16th November 2013. Please firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to purchase tickets for a group of 10 or more people.
Come and see us at this popular school event on Saturday 30th November from 11am to 2pm. The Fayre is in the school hall which is just behind the Esso garage at the top of the Parade.
We will again be taking part in this lovely event, during which the Warwick Christmas Lights will be switched on. We will be selling Christmas cards and home made cakes, together with tickets for our Christmas Draw. Come and find us and join in the fun from 5pm to 9pm in Warwick Market Place and surrounding streets.
Our sixth Christmas Gift and Craft Fair will be held at Leamington Town Hall on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November and will feature a total of 62 exhibitors, some on both days, others for just one. They will be selling a wide range of unique gifts including mosaics, stained and hand-painted glass, Christmas cards and decorations, silk knickers in patriotic designs, glove puppets, nappy cakes, Turkish delight, nuts and snacks and jams, marmalade and chutney. – and much, much more. There will be a giant tombola, a raffle (with a first prize of a three night weekend break for six in a beautiful Cotswold cottage) and refreshments will be available throughout both days.
The Fair is open from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 23rd and 11am to 5pm on Sunday 24th , when an added attraction will be live entertainment outside the Town Hall from 2pm, provided by the Royal Spa Brass Band and the Hereburgh Morris. Admission to the Fair is free.
Christmas Raffle: we are holding a Christmas Draw for the first time this year, with some exciting prizes:
- A three night weekend stay for six in a delightful Cotswold cottage – Lime Cottage photographs
- A kindle
- A mixed case of wine
- A unique hand-knitted nativity scene
- A £50 voucher for The Star & Garter gastro pub in Leamington
- A Family Day Guest Pass for The Warwickshire Golf & Country Club
- A £30 voucher for The Retreat Hairdressers, Coventry
- Four tickets for Warwick Castle
Tickets are £1 each and are available from the Save the Children shop and McIntosh and Paul, both in Regent Street. They will also be on sale at the Save the Children Christmas Fair at Leamington Town Hall on 23rd and 24th November, the Warwick Victorian Evening on 30th November, the Kingsley School Chritsmas Fayre on 30th November, the Christmas Craft Shopping Experience at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre in 1st December and other events in the run up to Christmas. The draw will be made by Chris White MP at The Star and Garter on Warwick Street at 5pm on Friday 20th December and winners notified immediately.