Retail therapy with a twist at Knepp Castle

Autumn Gift Fair for St Catherine's Hospice SUS-140809-142133001
Autumn Gift Fair for St Catherine's Hospice SUS-140809-142133001

The Autumn Gift Fair on behalf of St Catherine’s Hospice offers something different to the normal high street scene with a Exclusive Preview Night 17th and Fair Day 18th September 2014.

To book Preview Night tickets pleases call 01293 447367, £10 which includes bubbles and canapés on arrival. Fair Day is £5 on the gate and includes hot refreshments on arrival.

Preview Night is themed on Downton Abbey as the volunteer organisers celebrate 25 years of fundraising. Visitors do not have to dress the part but there will be vintage music inside the large marquee and classic cars outside.

Taking place in the grounds of the privately owned country estate of Sir Charles and Lady Burrell; Knepp Castle is steeped in West Sussex history and provides the angelic setting for such a classy event.

This exclusive shopping event attracts those discerning shoppers looking for quality, individuality, something rather special for the present draw.

The Autumn Gift Fair is close to the hearts of many Surrey and Sussex residents, as it is not staged for purely commercial reasons as it helps to raise money for the local St Catherine’s Hospice that cares for terminally ill people over the age of 18 years.

Shoppers know that every penny spent on wonderful gifts for her, him, children and the home, that 10 per cent goes to the hospice.

“What better retail therapy can you get; helping a very worthy local cause whilst shopping,” said volunteer organiser Sally Pavey.

A selection process takes place to ensure that the large marque, set on the lawns amongst the free roaming piglets, ponies and deer, has an equivalent balance of goodies to be purchased and adored, from ceramics and cosmetics to homewares and handbags, from clothing and cushions to children’s boxes and men’s socks.

Not just a fair in a parkland setting, it’s so much more… or

Report and picture contributed by Sally Pavey.