The Early Early Christmas Fair 2014

Support ABF The Soldiers’ Charity at The Early Early Christmas Fair (EEC Fair) on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th September in the grounds of Tedworth Park. This year’s Fair, which will be opened year by Lady Carter, will begin earlier than usual and be open from 2pm – 6pm on Tuesday the 23rd September. There will be a ticket only Reception, later, from 6.30pm – 9.30pm. The Fair will then be open again on Wednesday the 24th of September from 9.30am – 4pm.

The EEC Fair is a lovely day out to shop, eat, chat with friends and family. You’ll find inspiring gifts and treats for everyone, including delicious food items, fashion, personalised stationery, books, beautiful things for your home and garden, gifts for men & women, gifts for children and babies, beauty products, pictures, Christmas decorations, stocking fillers and more. Over 90 stallholders (40 new this year) and each one will give 10% of every purchase you make to The Soldiers’ Charity.

This year there will be a book signing stand in aid of the Charity, where you will have the opportunity to purchase and have signed a book by a number of distinguished military authors including: General Sir Mike Jackson, President of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity; Major-General Patrick Cordingley; Major General Christopher Elliott; James Heneage and others.

In addition to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, the event will be supporting Horatio’s Garden. Horatio’s Garden is a charity that builds beautiful gardens for patients at spinal treatment centres. Named after Horatio Chapple, whose ideas inspired the first garden at Salisbury District Hospital, the charity organises all sorts of creative and therapeutic activities for patients to enjoy in the gardens.

The Soldiers’ Charity began as the Army Benevolent Fund in 1944, and rebranded as the Soldiers’ Charity in 2010. They help thousands of individuals each year, standing by them in conflict and in peacetime, throughout their lives and have done so for over 70 years. They never know what is ahead, but these existing injuries never go away and many will continue to need support in years to come, when it is all to easy to forget that they have put their lives on line to defend us and our country.

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