Caroline Cary

December 23, 2014
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Show your support – The 2012 Early Early Christmas Fair in support of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

The 2012 Early Early Christmas Fair, in support of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, will be held in the grounds of Tedworth House again this year. For those of you who have not been before, this is a unique shopping experience where you can have lunch, meet friends and then leave happily laden with bags of truly fabulous gifts and treats. Once again we have more than 90 stalls, of which 48 are completely new this year. A lot of time is spent researching and sourcing them to find things that are not normally available on the high street. The Early […]
December 23, 2014
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Seasonal spirit goes a long way to aid soldiers

Organisers tell how the Early Early Christmas Fair helps the soldiers who risk so much but ask so little. THE ANNUAL Early Early Christmas Fair, in aid of ABF – The Soldiers’ Charity, takes place, as always, in the grounds of Tedworth House in Tidworth on Wednesday, September 28. But at one stage it looked as if it would not. Tedworth House has undergone a major transformation since transferring from army stewardship to Help for Heroes, to enable it to become a flagship rehabilitation centre for wounded soldiers. Staging the fair there could have disrupted its important work. But everyone’s […]
December 23, 2014
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A year in the life of a festive fair organiser

Caroline Cary inspires with her passion for the Early Early Christmas Fair as she let’s us in on her year. THE EDITOR has invited me to share with Wiltshire Life readers a diary of the Early Early Christmas Fair (EECF), held in September, and to explain how it unfolds over the course of a year. Sitting amid nine years of files, I realise how much work has gone into this event, not only during the time I have been involved with it, but also in the years prior to my taking over the responsibility. The Early Early Christmas Fair has […]
December 5, 2014
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Marco Pierre White helps raise over £1000

Marco Pierre White’s Summer Party at The Pear Tree, Whitley raises over £1000 for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. On Saturday, 8th June Marco Pierre White and his new team, headed up by General Manager Michelle Dhalaigh, hosted an afternoon party at his picture-perfect pub The Pear Tree in Whitley, in aid of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. From 2 pm until 4 pm guests were treated to delicious canapés, cream teas and the signature cocktail pear bellinis and Marco signed books to raise money for this worthy cause and shared a rare moment of sunshine with his guests in the garden. […]
May 5, 2014
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Salisbury Carol Concert

Salisbury Cathedral Concert in aid of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and Help for Heroes Friday 6th December 2013. Over 1200 guests attended a special festive concert in Salisbury Cathedral on Friday 6th December, which raised over £30,000 for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and Help for Heroes. A special champagne and canapés reception took place prior to the concert for VIPs and special guests at the Rifles (Berkshire and Wiltshire) Museum. The concert was compered by David Oakes, well known for playing George, Duke of Clarence in the BBC’s recent production, ‘The White Queen’. There were wonderful readings by Actress Emilia […]