Brain Tumour Action is one of the charities selected to receive a share of the proceeds from Cramond Kirk’s annual Christmas Fair.
The Fair, to be held on Saturday 2 December, will also benefit Fresh Start, the charity that helps people to make a home for themselves through assistance with decorating, cooking, and starter packs of household goods.
Lesley Hoyle, organiser of this year’s Fair, has had personal experience of the practical support provided by the volunteers at Brain Tumour Action. She says:
“Diagnosis of a brain tumour is a frightening and often life-changing experience, both for the patient and their relatives. It is so helpful to have people to turn to with knowledge and expertise in the field. BTA provides information and counselling to all in need, with a confidential responsive helpline. It also organises events for patients and families, provides specialist training, and funds much-needed research into brain tumours.”
The Christmas Fair will feature a luxurious selection of hampers of seasonal goodies to be won, Santa Claus in his grotto, and a huge array of Christmas crafts and goods. Refreshments include soup and rolls, hot dogs, mulled wine, and home-baking. On sale will be top-quality toys, books, collectors’ items and jewellery, CDs and DVDs, cake and candy, Christmas crafts and gifts and toiletries, bottles and tombola, as well as the ever-popular chocolate stall.
The Fair is open from 11.30am till 2.00pm, at Cramond Kirk Halls, Cramond Glebe Road, Edinburgh. For more information, visit www.cramondkirk.org.uk.