Savvy shoppers came out in force for the New Horizons Knepp Gift Fair in aid of our hospice yesterday (Thursday 19 September).
Visitors to the luxury fair, at Knepp Castle, took the chance to indulge in some early Christmas gift shopping, by purchasing beautiful items from more than 80 stalls. Gifts on sale included gorgeous home ware, clothing and local produce.
Ahead of Thursday’s main fair, dozens of people also joined New Horizons for an exclusive preview evening on Wednesday (18 September). This special preview evening allowed them to browse gifts whilst drinking bubbles and eating canapés.
Sarah Bray, New Horizons Chairperson, said: “The Knepp Gift Fair has gone from strength to strength. And it was great to see so many people join us again this year. We’d like to extend our grateful thanks to Sir Charles and Lady Burrell for inviting us to return to the beautiful grounds at Knepp Castle. And to Crest Nicholson, Strutt and Parker, and Kreston Reeves for their kind support. We hope people enjoyed browsing the gorgeous gifts on offer. And feel proud of the contribution they’ve made to help local terminally ill people in their community.”
Suzanne Connor, New Horizons Appeal Co-ordinator at St Catherine’s, said: “We’re incredibly grateful to New Horizons for their continued support of our hospice. Every year they put a lot of effort into hosting their brilliant gift fair, and that’s reflected in the fact that many shoppers and stall holders return each year. The support from New Horizons has never been more vital because currently we can only help one in three local people who need our hospice. But with the help of supporters like New Horizons we’re determined to make sure that we can provide more care to more people in our community in the future. Nobody should face death and loss alone. Thanks to the generosity of local people, hosting and attending events, in the future they won’t have too.”
The New Horizons Appeal are long standing supporters of St Catherine’s. Over the years, they have raised more than £2 million for us.
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