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December 23, 2014
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Another huge success for the The Early, Early Christmas Fair

Another huge success for the The Early, Early Christmas Fair that once again raised huge funds for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, numbers reaching as much as £30,000. This was an outstanding result and with the new format with the extra afternoon on Tuesday encouraged record numbers through the door with a very successful ‘sold out’ Preview the night before. The money raised makes such a huge difference to our service men, women and families and the charity is so grateful to the support that this event receives every year. The fair was buzzing with lots of keen shoppers set in […]
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. […]