PUBLISHED: 16:03 05 December 2016 | UPDATED: 12:23 30 August 2017

Cornwall Macmillan christmas fair committee

Cornwall Macmillan christmas fair committee

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Cornwall Macmillan Christmas Fair Smashes all Records...yet again. £57,000 raised to help cancer patients in Cornwall...

All records were broken at the 2016 Macmillan Christmas Fair, generously hosted again by Eden.

Organised by a team of volunteers, with the support of the Eden events team, over £57,000 has been raised to help Cornwall’s cancer patients. With tickets for the popular Preview evening selling out in advance of the event, over £55,000 was spent on the stalls alone (excluding ticket entry) over the two days of the Fair.

“This is the biggest amount we have raised in the event’s history,” explains Committee Co-Chairman Jane Hartley. “Since the Fair was first launched 25 years ago by our President Lady Mary Holborow, we have now raised in excess of £580,000 for Macmillan in Cornwall.  From the committee of volunteers, stallholders and business sponsors, through to the Eden Project and the visitors themselves, we’re very grateful to everyone for their continued support.”

The charitable annual event, hosted in the sparkling Eden Kitchen, heralds the start of the season of goodwill in the county, and this year was no exception.  Featuring an abundance of gifts and home accessories, clothing and jewellery through to an array of the finest produce in the Food Hall, the Eden Kitchen (the space between the biomes) hosted 60 stallholders from Cornwall and beyond.  With Eden throwing its doors open for free on the day, visitors only had to pay entry to the Fair itself with money going direct to Macmillan in Cornwall.

The 2016 Cornwall Macmillan Christmas Fair was sponsored and supported by Lillicrap Chilcott, CleanEarth, MailAway, Waitrose, Santander, Walker Crips, PKF Francis Clark, Stephens Scown, South West Water, Venn Creative, Headland Printers, Wild West, St Austell Brewery, Western Power and Duchy Hospital. Warrens also generously donated.

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