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Wimborne in Bloom 2018 Charities Fair Raises Almost £5,000 For Charity

Chris Brown, Town Crier, opens Fair

29 Local Charities and Organisations, manning 36 tables took part in the Grand Charities Fair organised by Wimborne in Bloom and held in the Allendale Centre, Wimborne Minster on Saturday 10th November. Between them they raised almost £5,000 for the various causes they represented. Stalls included those raising money for Cystic Fibrosis & Macmillan Cancer Trust, Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Vision Wimborne and Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. Wimborne in Bloom also had a successful table with four Hampers as prizes and also had the proceeds from the entrance money. Two of the Hampers were generously donated by Pamphill Dairy Farm Shop and Edwards Estate Agents. The Fair was opened by the Town Crier Chris Brown.

Raffle Winners

PHOTO: Wimborne in Bloom Raffle winners being presented their hampers at the end of the fair by members from the committee. (From the Left) John Allen, Wimborne in Bloom Committee Member, Lily Clark, who won the 2nd prize hamper and Anne Marie-Clark who were running the RNLI table, Kay Elsworth who won the first prize hamper and Wimborne in Bloom Committee Members Julia Cornborough, Jean and Chris Hooker with Chairman Richard Nunn.

A Busy Charities Fair

Richard Nunn, Chairman of Wimborne in Bloom speaking after the event said, "that despite our 'usual' weather for the day, rain on and off all day apart from the first hour, it did not appear to put people off coming to support the event". He said, "a huge thank you to the Charities who had tables and for the public's support of this now annual event in the Town Calendar. We had over 500 visitors and we hope that the Fair gave the various Charities and Organisations represented an opportunity to sell their wares and publicise themselves especially ahead of the Christmas Season".