Wimborne in Bloom 2021 Charities Fair raises over £4,000 for charity

24 Local Charities and Organisations, manning 30 tables took part in the Grand Charities Fair organised by Wimborne in Bloom and held in the Allendale Centre, Wimborne Minster on Saturday 13th November. Between them they raised over £4,000 for the various causes they represented. Stalls included those raising money for Cystic Fibrosis, Save the Children, Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and one of the Mayors Charities High Mead Farm. Wimborne in Bloom also had a successful table with three Hampers as prizes. Entrance was free, courtesy of Wimborne in Bloom, but the public generously donated over £140 on the door.

For a change the weather was fine all day and this probably helped to encourage the attendance of 500. 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.

Richard Nunn, Chairman of Wimborne speaking after the event said "like so many other organisations ‘testing the water with their events’ we really didn’t know what the response to our annual Charities Fair would be either from the Charities and, very importantly, the public! We needn’t have worried – the support was superb and Wimborne in Bloom is so fortunate for this. Thank you all and now we can look forward to a full year of events in 2022 which is our 30th anniversary year.

raffle winner

Mrs Pat Chrisman came to collect her winnings which was the first prize hamper on the Wimborne in Bloom Stall from Anthony Oliver after the Charities Fair.

raffle winner

Zena Brown running the Forest Holme Stall at the Fair collects the third prize Hamper from Terry Wheeler and Richard Nunn. The second prize Hamper also went to a stall holder, Glynis Martin who ran the Little Angels Knitting Group Stall.

The first event of the year will be the Annual Wine and Wisdom Fun Quiz Evening. This will take place on Friday 4th March in the Allendale Centre when teams of six will pit their wits against each other to try and win the coveted Eco-Composting Shield.