Craft fairs to fight meningitis

12th November 2018

If you’re in the East Sussex area and looking for that special gift for a special someone, why not pop along to a couple of Christmas Fairs

Christmas craft fair to fight meningitis

They’re being organised by our dedicated supporter Jill Kent, who will be showing and selling a range of Christmas crafts and presents at the Fairs at St Peters Church Hall, in The Hydneye, Hampden Park.

The first takes place on Saturday 24 November between 10am and 2pm – and everyone is invited.

Face painting and mince pies

As well as the stalls there will be a raffle for Christmas presents, tombola, face painting and mince pies and cakes. Santa will also be putting in an appearance. The second Fair is on Saturday 15 December, also at St Peters Church Hall between 10am and 2pm. Proceeds will be donated to us. We supported Jill and her family after she lost her daughter Emma to meningitis in August 2016.

“This charity is close to our hearts,” Jill said. “We just want to carry on raising money for research and raise awareness, which may help other families in the future".

Do something useful

“It’s important to feel that as a family we are doing something useful in Emma’s memory.”

Jill has already raised over £500 towards our lifesaving and life-changing work through a series of craft fairs. “We have a number of unique and beautiful stalls for people to purchase something different for that special present,” Jill added “and a variety of other fun activities, all for a donation to Meningitis Now.”

Sophia Lanciano, our Community Fundraiser in the South, said: “We hope as many people as possible go along on the day and support Jill’s efforts. 

“Every penny raised will help us fight the disease on all fronts – through funding pioneering preventative research, raising awareness and supporting survivors and their families.”