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Sunday, October 12, 2014


Highway Hospice has started its appeals for their "big bash" Christmas Fete (it sounds crazy to be talking about Christmas already!). The aim is to make it a "hand made with love" fete and Hospice appeals to the community for help in a number of creative ways:

Sewing: Hospice will supply fabric if you can make cushion covers, aprons, bags, cell phone bags, peg bags, or anything else you can think of.

Christmas decorations: The aim is to have a stall filled with loads of lovingly-made Christmas decorations.

Knitting and Crochet: Hospice can supply the wool if you have a talent for making stuffed toys, baby clothes, scarves, and anything else you can think of!

Baking: Talented people who can make Christmas Cakes and Christmas Puddings - again Hospice can help with ingredients. They will also need bakers closer to the day for fresh baked goods.

Sweet makers: If you can find the time to make some sweets for our sweet stall that would be wonderful - fudges, candies, and anything else you can think of.

Pickles and Jams: Wouldn't it be lovely to have some home-made jams and pickles to sell.  There is nothing nicer than home-made!

Plants: Green fingers? We need some herbs and pot plants to liven the place up. If you have any old pots at home we need those, too!

Clothing: There will be a second-hand sale the Saturday before the Christmas sale - any donations of shoes, bags, clothing, belts etc would be welcome. If you are dropping off, please mark clearly FETE. If you need Hospice to collect they will be happy to do so.

White Elephant and Pandora Stalls: Now’s your  chance to clear out things that don’t fit your lifestyle but that may be useful or interesting to other people.

Dropping off venue is Highway Hospice, 59 Locksley Drive, Sherwood.

Collections: Phone Cheryl or Cathyon 031 208 6110.

“We are appealing to the community to get involved,” says Hospice. “We cannot do the work we do without you!”