Final preparations are under way for the first ever Rawcliffe Parish Christmas Fayre which is aiming to reunite the community and spread some much needed festive cheer this weekend.
The Fayre takes place on Sunday, November 28, and a dedicate team of volunteers are closing the street along the Riverside to accommodate more than 30 stalls showcasing the best local crafts, gifts, produce and goods. After two years of cancelled events, the organisers are hoping to end the isolation and bring everyone from the Rawcliffe, Rawcliffe Bridge and beyond together to pick up some unique gifts and enjoy live music, carol singers and food. Children will also be able to meet Father Christmas in a free grotto and get a small gift while also enjoying other activities, including face painting.
The event runs from 12 noon to 4pm and will be followed by the official switching on of the Rawcliffe Christmas lights on the Green at 4.30pm. It will also be raising money for the Just 4 Children charity - Noah Jack’s Journey, which is working to support a local boy who was born with severe disabilities and needs constant care and treatments. Chairman of the Rawcliffe Parish Christmas Fayre, Ben Pindar, says: “We’ve had a great response to the Fayre and have some really interesting local craftspeople showcasing their skills and unique gifts. “It’s been a big effort by a dedicated band of volunteers and we’re now really looking forward to welcoming everybody from the local community and beyond. We want this to be a bug success and I’m calling on everyone to come and support a great cause and get into the Christmas spirit.” To learn more about the Noah Jack’s Journey charity appeal, or to make a donation, visit https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/NoahJacksJourney
Pictured are Rawcliffe Parish Fayre Committee. From left, John Smith, Wendy Smith, Jess the dog, Jill Taylor and Debbie Newton. (25-11-409 SU)