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Carlisle’s Gold, Frankincense and More Christmas Fair to return in aid of the NSPCC

Last year’s event which was attended by the Mayor and raised an incredible £12,500.

Carlisle’s Gold, Frankincense and More Christmas Fair is to return in 2019, one of Cumbria’s most glamorous Christmas shopping events – with all monies raised going to support the NSPCC.

1 in 5 children in the UK have suffered abuse. This Christmas, the NSPCC’s Light for Every Childhood campaign wants to shine a light for children feeling unloved, invisible and alone. Last Christmas, there were 7,157 Childline counselling sessions between 24th December 2018 and 4th January 2019. Sadly our Childline counsellors aren’t able to respond to one in three children who need our help but just £4 could pay for one of our trained volunteer counsellors to answer a child’s cry for help.

The Gold, Frankincense and More Christmas Fair in aid of the children’s charity, will be held on the evening of Wednesday 20th November, 5pm to 8pm and from 10am to 3.30pm on Thursday 21st November.

There will be over 40 stalls, from a wide selection of independent stallholders selling unique and luxury gift items for your loved ones this festive season, all in the stunning venue of The Shepherds, Rosehill Estate, Carlisle.

Juliet Westoll MBE, Chair of the North Cumbria Branch Fundraising Committee which has organised the special event said: “This year’s popular Christmas shopping event promises to be bigger and better than ever before! Over 40 independent popup shops will come together for this unique festive event. A special chance to do all your Christmas shopping under one roof, and at the same time support the very important and sensitive work the NSPCC do here in Cumbria.”

Last year’s charity fair raised an incredible £12,500 to help vulnerable children in Cumbria and across the UK. That’s enough to answer 3,125 children contacting Childline, an incredible difference for our young people who feel they have no one else to turn to.

Sandra Jones, the local Community Fundraising Manager for the NSPCC said: “Please do mark the dates in your calendar for this special Christmas event, which has quickly become a key shopping tradition for families in Carlisle. Thanks to everyone who attends we can be there for even more children when they need us most, whether it be through Childline, our schools service or through our service centre in Carlisle who run a number of therapeutic services for children and their families.”

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