Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all charity events in November have been cancelled. However, some of the cancelled Fairs have organised their own Virtual Fairs listed below. The Fairs raise much needed funds for all the charities involved so by shopping with them, you’ll be supporting not just the small independent stall holders who have been struggling this year, but the charities as well. So many reasons to shop small, shop independent, shop Virtual!
The Westonbirt Shopping Fair is one of the largest charity fairs in the West Country. It is a not-for-profit annual event organised by the Westonbirt Fair committee supporting both Home-Start and other local charities. In 2019, the Fair raised £37,000 – all this money went to these charities. This year it has had to go Virtual so please shop safely from home on this link https://westonbirtfair.org/ continuing on from Saturday October 24th to Sunday 29th November.
Watoto Trust Virtual Fair – Go to https://watototrust.org/the-virtual-christmas-fair/ and use the code WAT20 in the notes box at checkout to help raise money for not just the Watoto Trust (Relieving poverty and educating vulnerable children in Kenya) but also The Rosemary Foundation (Providing a hospice at home service in Petersfield and surrounding towns and villages) and St Catherine of Siena (Supporting the preservation, repair and improvement of the ancient Downland church in the village of Cocking, West Sussex) Going live Saturday 7th to Monday 30th.
Save the Children A Christmas Cocktail – sadly missed this year but going virtual from November 10 until December 10th. Shop the many wonderful stalls at https://scukcw.wordpress.com/
Ely Cathedral Virtual Christmas Gift & Food Fair – Go to the Virtual Fair page at https://www.elycathedral.org/events to shop from over 200 trusted stallholders. Going live Sunday 15th November to Sunday 20th December.
Wandsworth Friends of Royal Trinity Hospice – Another Fair that is sadly cancelled but you can still shop at http://www.royaltrinityhospicechristmasfair.org/ Going live Saturday 14th to Sunday 22nd November.
Don’t forget that SusieP has joined over 100 other independent brands to form a collective called Brilliant Little Brands. We will continue to bring you our wonderful and unique selection of gifts and treats online whilst supporting charities, many of whom are suffering from lack of fundraising. For every £1 you spend with ANY of us, we will donate 10% to charity. To see how it works go to https://www.brilliantlittlebrands.com/
The Charity Fairs Association (CFA) has also launched an initiative that supports not only their charity members but their independent brand members too. Visit their Shopping Emporium at https://www.charityfairsassociation.co.uk and 10% of your spend will be donated by the brand(s) you shop with to the CFA Fund supporting the many charities the CFA works with.