Cornwall Christmas Fair 2020 Cancelled
Cornwall Christmas Fair 2020 On Ice
Support the Cornwall Christmas Fair Committee in raising funds for the Cornwall Community Foundation
It is with a heavy heart that we have made the difficult decision to put the 2020 Cornwall Christmas Fair on ice until 2021. We are however pleased to announce we have the dates already confirmed for next year’s fair which will once again be kindly hosted by the Eden Project.
Despite the brilliant team at Eden who worked so hard and so generously to accommodate us with proper distancing with a new stall geography conforming to all current COVID-safe guidelines, it became sadly all too apparent that the magic of the event would not be there this year. With a very different atmosphere and none of the buzz which is especially so important for the Preview Evening we felt we would be potentially jeopardising the visitor experience for future years. This decision has of course been made all the harder by the knowledge that Cornwall’s communities need our support so desperately at the moment.
Supporting the Cornwall Community Foundation, a decision taken before the pandemic, feels more relevant than ever before: COVID-19 has put immense pressure on the community groups in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and places an extra strain on people that were vulnerable even before it began.
The committee have therefore decided to push themselves beyond the annual challenge of organising the fair and, in order to ensure that the important funds can still be raised, they’ve volunteered their time and energy to a many and varied set of challenges at the Eden Project, our incredible fair host. Click here to find out more about how we plan to do this. We hope that some interesting/questionable photographic evidence of our endeavours will raise a smile in these challenging times – watch this space!
Alongside this awesome team effort we will be running an online auction: we have some terrific prizes from a week’s stay at a holiday home in Rock, to a weekend in a Shepherd’s Hut in Polzeath complete with a wood-fired hot tub, and even a bottle of single malt Hick’s and Healey’s Cornish Whiskey. Furthermore, everyone who sponsors the team will be entered into a prize draw to win a one-night break including a three-course dinner and breakfast for two at the fabulous Pig at Haryln Bay.
Please sponsor us, donate and/or bid for prizes – perhaps you would consider donating the £15/£25 that you would have spent on your Christmas Fair ticket instead safe in the knowledge that you will be supporting our community that needs you now, more than ever.