Forth Valley Sensory Centre

Winter Fair 2018 Raises £2000

Forth Valley Sensory Centre raised an amazing £2000 with the annual Winter Fair 2018. Funds were raised on the day and as part of the well supported raffle which included some great prizes.

The event was supported by a number of local business and stall holders. There were gifts for all ages and budgets. Other charities and third sector organisations were also present with both Guide Dogs and Hearing Dogs for the Deaf who came along to raise funds and let people know about their important work.

Tesco in Camelon made sure that Santa had plenty of selection boxes for younger visitors to take away and there were other activities including a treasure trail, face painting and slime making too.

The halls were packed with stalls from local companies and entrepreneurs including; Your Wellness In Mind – Aloe Vera Products, Zoey Bows, Grace Chocolates, Bowls N’ Bags, Partylite, Silent Sparkles and The Wee Kitchen Company. Alongside these were festive favourites; Tombola, Home Baking, Handmade Knitted Goods and Christmas decorations. There were also Henna Tattoos from Rhiannon and beauty treatments from Fiona Rae on offer.

All the stall holders donated prizes to an overflowing raffle. Top prize was a pleasure flight with Tayside Aviation with runners up receiving fantastic hampers courtesy of Solicitors For Older People Scotland and Slimming world Camelon. A family pass for swimming and soft play at The Mariner Centre Camelon was also up for grabs.

Centre Manager, Jacquie Winning, commented:
“A huge thanks to everyone who came along to the Winter Fair 2018, held a stall, donated a prize or volunteered their time to make the event happen. This is a great chance for us to show the local community what we do and what a great place this is to visit, not just for people with sight or hearing loss but also their friends, families and the wider public.”

Over 30 volunteers were on hand at the Winter Fair 2018 to help in the Café, look after stalls, sell raffle tickets or provide assistance to visitors, including Santa and his Elves. A special Hamper Raffle, organised by Centre User, Nan Hamilton and containing food items donated by Centre Staff and the local community, raised £480 in the run up to the event.

Some lovely coverage of the event in the Falkirk Herald too!

For more information on Forth Valley Sensory Centre, our future fundraising events or just more information on what we do and how we can support people with sensory loss, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Search for @FVSensoryCentre

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