Cornwall Christmas Fair will sparkle at the Eden Project raising funds for Cornwall Community Foundation
Thursday 11 November 2021, 10am – 4pm
Wednesday 10 November 2021 – Preview & Shopping Evening, 5pm – 9pm
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The Eden Project will once again be welcoming the most vibrant Christmas Fair this November. All funds raised this year will go to Cornwall Community Foundation, supporting communities across Cornwall.
For two days in November the Eden Link Building, between the two Biomes, will play host to a glorious array of Christmas gifts, home accessories, ethical fashion, beachwear, jewellery and skincare, and a diverse and delectable range of artisan food and drink produce in the Ginsters Food Hall. Significantly, the stallholders – some of whom will be making their first appearance in Cornwall – donate 15% of all takings to Cornwall Community Foundation.
Thanks to generous sponsorship from South West Water, the iconic Eden biomes will be turned blue for 2021 for the duration of the Fair. This is both to mark the Fair’s support for Cornwall’s communities and to thank Cornwall’s blue light services for their commitment and sacrifice over the last eighteen months.
“The Cornwall Community Foundation was right at the forefront in supporting vulnerable Cornish communities when COVID-19 hit and we are delighted to be adding our support as the vital re-building work begins in our communities,” explains Christmas Fair Co-Chair Kate Holborow. “This Fair is organised by a brilliant team of volunteers and owing to the support of generous sponsors, we ensure that all funds raised go straight to support our struggling Cornish communities.”
A glittering collection of stallholders has been assembled for 2021, including gorgeous clothing, beachwear and kaftans from Aspiga; towelling robes for adults and children from Bridie & Bert and candles, diffusers, cushions and prints from Beautifully Handcrafted. Other stalls include fine jewellery handcrafted in Cornwall from She Sells Sea Shells; stunning organic clothing for babies, kids and Mums-to-be from Frugi and designer knitwear from the one and only Hookline & Ginger. Eye-catching lights made from recycled materials can be found at Edison’s Attic and newcomers include artificial stems and made-up arrangements fit for any festive table by The Potting Shed and stunning lacquer trays by Wabi Sabi.
Tamas Haydu, Chief Executive of Cornwall Community Foundation comments, “We are entirely grateful to the Cornwall Christmas Fair committee for this year choosing to support Cornwall Community Foundation. The need is even greater as communities are trying to rebuild due to the pandemic. Thank you all for your support. We can’t wait to enjoy the festivities at The Eden Project.”
Kate Holborow adds, “We are so thankful to the Eden Project for not only letting us use the gorgeously twinkly Eden Link Building and the services of the brilliant Eden team but also giving free admission to Eden on Thursday 11 November, meaning tickets only need to be purchased for the Fair itself. And of course, we would never be able to raise the funds we do without the support of our sponsors and supporters; Ginsters of Cornwall, Lillicrap Chilcott, South West Water, Dales, Camel Creek Family Theme Park, Carlyon Beach, Rattler Gin, Stacks Property Search, Nixon Design, St Austell Printing Company, Jarrang, Coodes Solicitors, Walker Crips, PKF Francis Clark, Trevornick, VoiceGroup, St Austell Brewery, The Old Ship Hotel, Trewithen Dairy and Wild Card. Thank you all.”
The Cornwall Christmas Fair takes place on Wednesday 10th November (Preview and Shopping Evening) and Thursday 11th November.
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