Autumn Gift Fair at Knepp Castle for St Catherine’s Hospice funds

Autumn Gift Fair at Knepp Castle for St Catherine's Hospice to take place this autumn SUS-150707-120942001
Autumn Gift Fair at Knepp Castle for St Catherine's Hospice to take place this autumn SUS-150707-120942001
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The Autumn Gift Fair on behalf of St Catherine’s Hospice takes place on Wednesday evening 16th September and Fair day Thursday 17th September, 9.30am-4pm.

The Preview Night (6.30-9pm) will be themed on James Bond 007 this year as last year was such a success with the Downton Abbey theme.

The image (right) is taken outside Knepp Castle, home of Sir Charles and Lady Burrell where the fair takes place in a large marquee.

Volunteer committee members gathered outside Knepp aided by West Sussex Bond girl and James Bond, alias Abigail Garner and Ross Pollecutt.

The fair is set to present a wonderful array of gift related stalls as this year the organisers have been overwhelmed by the number of applications for stalls making the selection process harder than ever.

So hand selected with visitors in mind, the fair at Knepp will be playing host to beautiful homewares, exquisite home accessories and countryside fashion and glamour, artisan produce from the local area and beyond.

The stalls are hand selected to ensure quality and originality is maintained. The event is all about style and finding gifts for him, her, the children and grand children, the home and the shopper at one prestigious event that you would not generally find in the high street.

“We seek to make a boutique environment in our large luxury marquee and present something that visitors will appreciate whilst helping a local cause, St Catherine’s Hospice,’ said Sally Pavey, volunteer organiser.

Preview tickets at £10 each are available from 01293 447367 and further details can be found at www.facebook.com/autumngiftfair or www.stch.org.uk.

Admission on Fair day is £5 which includes a refreshments on arrival. Lunch will be served from 12-3pm with afternoon tea to follow.

Disabled toilets and free parking in the parkland setting, but please be aware that there is uneven ground throughout.

Report and picture contributed by Sally Pavey.