On Saturday 13th November the annual Christmas Fair was held at the New Hall.  A massive thank you to everyone who attended and supported the event by starting their Christmas shopping early.

Winchelsea Christmas Fair 2021

The Christmas Fair is one of two annual fundraisers for the New Hall.  This year, as in 2020, we are committed to donating 20% of our profits to the Rye Food Bank. Donations are still being received, but at the time of writing, we are delighted to say we have raised at least £1,839 for the New Hall’s accessible toilet project and £613 for the Rye Food Bank.

To compensate for a disappointing Christmas last year we went to town decorating the hall with a mass of fairy lights, bunting (hand made by volunteers…thank you) and Christmas trees.  Thank you to everyone who lent us your Christmas lights and helped us decorate the hall! We hope you agree the end result was spectacular.

A further thank you needs to go to the wonderful array of different stall holders who make the event such a success, many have already reserved their places again for next year.

We are so grateful to all those who donated raffle and tombola prizes including Fairlight Hall, Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Rye Retreat and Winchelsea Farm Kitchen and so many friends and neighbours in the town.  And of course a big thank you to everyone who supported us by buying tickets.

It really was a lovely Christmassy community event, aided by beautiful carol singing from the pupils of  St Thomas’ School and was a fantastic fundraiser for the New Hall and local charities.