Guilt free gift buying to support our hospice

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Savvy shoppers came out in force for the New Horizons Committee Autumn Gift Fair in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice on Thursday 20 September.

Visitors to the luxury fair, at Knepp Castle, took the chance to indulge in some early Christmas gift shopping. With more than 80 stalls, selling gorgeous home ware, clothing and local produce, they were spoilt for choice!

A Wednesday preview evening, which allowed visitors to exclusively browse stalls ahead of the main fair whilst drinking bubbles and eating canapés, was also well attended.

Sarah Bray, New Horizons Chairperson, said: “Our gift fair has gone from strength to strength and it was great to see so many people there. We’d like to extend our grateful thanks to Sir Charles and Lady Burrell for inviting us to return to their beautiful grounds at Knepp Castle and to Crest Nicholson, Kreston Reeves and Brock Taylor for their support. We hope people enjoyed browsing the beautiful gifts on offer and indulged in some guilt-free shopping. Their purchases have helped raise vital funds for their local hospice.”

Suzanne Connor, New Horizons Committee Co-ordinator at St Catherine’s, said: “We’re incredibly grateful to New Horizons for their continued support. And would like to thank them for their efforts in hosting this year’s gift fair. Their support will help us provide expert end of life care to more terminally ill people and their family and friends in the future. Currently, we can only help one in three local people who need our services. But with the help of supporters like New Horizons we’re determined to care for everyone in our community. Nobody should face death and loss alone, and we’ll keep working to make sure that in the future they don’t have too.”

New Horizons Committee are long standing supporters of St Catherine’s. Over the years, they have raised more than £2 million for their local hospice.

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