• WELCOME TO THE EARLY, EARLY CHRISTMAS FAIR

“We are The Soldiers’ Charity. We give lifetime support to serving and retired soldiers and their families. They risk so much for us, but for them, it’s just doing their job”

Early, Early Christmas Fair 2016

Tuesday 27th September 2016

Day : 2pm – 6pm

Evening Reception: 

6.30pm – 9.30pm (by ticket only)

Wednesday 28th September 2016

9.30am – 4.00pm

Admission only £5

Discounted to £3.50 after 2pm on Wednesday only

Tickets sales: Tickets for the 2016 EEC Fair can be purchased online here

Eventbrite - Copy of The Early, Early Christmas Fair 2016

STALLHOLDER APPLICATIONS: (1st JANUARY  – 1st FEBRUARY  2016) CLICK HERE:

We are delighted to invite you and your friends to enjoy a day’s shopping at the Early, Early Christmas Fair 2016, in support of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, which will take place in the stunning grounds of Tedworth Park, Tidworth.

Once again, we have so much to offer from returning old favorites, to new stall holders showing their collections for the first time. We hope you enjoy this unique shopping experience – have lunch, meet friends and leave contented, with bags of truly fabulous gifts and treats. This year we will have over 100 carefully selected stalls holders offering a fantastic variety of well priced gift ideas, often not found on the High Street. There will be presents and indulgences; festive decorations; home accessories; luxury clothing for men, women and children; gourmet delicacies and drink, all available from a selection of retailers.

All proceeds go directly to ABF the Soldiers’ Charity and we are so grateful to our stallholders, sponsors, advertisers, soldiers, guests and volunteers, as none of this would be possible without their help.

We look forward to seeing you all on the day, so don’t forget to come and say hello!

Caroline Cary – Fair Organiser/Fundraiser
Lt Col Richard Miller – Regional Director Fundraising West.

Wiltshire Life article 2015 – High sheriff Lady Gooch has a (festive) claim to fame writes Ally Cardozo.

Tickets

Announcements

2015 EEC Fair Programme

You can view / download the 2015 EEC Fair Programme using the link below:
2015 ABF EEC Fair Programme (PDF 6.1 Mb)

2015 EEC Fair Flyer

You can download the 2015 Early Early Christmas Fair Flyer using this link

BUY ALL YOUR TICKETS ONLINE FOR BOTH THE RECEPTION AND DAY

The Fair will be again be open from 2pm – 6pm on Tuesday 27th September, prior to the evening Reception.

Evening Reception on Tuesday 27th September from 6.30pm – 9.30pm:

Tickets are £22.00 a head for a supper and a glass of wine.

Alternatively, for £12.00 a head you can enjoy a glass of wine and a shop.

*All tickets that are booked online will be entered into our holiday prize draw (kindly donated by The Zanzibar Collection)

Share on Facebook with family and friends and we will be giving a prize for that too (kindly donated by Amport Trout Fishery)

The winners will be drawn at 3.30pm on 28th September at the 2016 EEC Fair.

If you would like to be put on the mailing list for this event, or find out more, please contact Susanne Hollis on: 01980 672337 or send us an email to west@soldierscharity.org

BOOK SIGNING

Each year we have book signing stand in aid of the Charity, where you will have the opportunity to purchase a book and have it signed by the author.

To find out more details and timings for when the authors will be available, we will be publishing the details closer to the date

Some great feedback from 2015 . . .

  • Definitely among the top Christmas Fairs in the South West.
  • A fantastic variety of quality foods and gifts all under one roof – not to be missed.
  • First of the Fairs in this area and always so good if not the best.
  • One of the best run events I have exhibited at in 5 years – thank you for having me.

Stallholder Applications

We would like to thank all those of you that applied in 2015 for the Early Early Christmas Fair. 2016 applications are open now – CLICK HERE:

Advertising in the 2016 ABF EEC Fair Programme

Our distribution for the Early Early Christmas Fair programme is 12,000 copies. If you are interested in advertising please download the 2016 Programme Advertising Enquiry form and return to:

EEC Fair Advertising,
The Close,
Boscombe,
Wiltshire
SP4 0AB

Further information about advertising is available in the 2016 EEC Fair Advertising Information document, which can be downloaded here.

You can see the 2015 EEC Fair Programme using the link below:
2015 ABF EEC Fair Programme (PDF 6.1 Mb)

2015 ABF EEC Fair Promotional Video

SOME OF OUR WONDERFUL STALLS FROM LAST YEAR


OilsSocksFood Van

GinBanglesSilverware

Home DecorationBooksHamper

OUR WONDERFUL SPONSORS

General Dynamics UK

General Dynamics UK is once again delighted to be sponsoring the Early, Early Christmas Fair. The event has become an important date in the calendar for successfully raising funds for the Soldiers’ Charity, and we are proud to be a part of it. Hopefully, 2016 we will continue to see the event grow and even more money will be raised to support the work of this vital charity.

View Website: General Dynamics

 

Aspire Defence – Making soldiers’ lives better

Ever since Aspire Defence became involved in providing Support to the Salisbury Plain Garrisons we have supported the Early Early Christmas Fair. Indeed it has become an iconic event and part of the Wiltshire social calendar. Aspire Defence identifies with the aims of the Soldiers Charity as they align with our own aim of – “Making Soldiers’ Lives Better”. As such will continue to support the Fair and The Soldiers Charity so that soldiers can be helped during their time of need.

Allan Thomson, Chief Executive, Aspire Defence Limited

View Website: Aspire Defence

Knight Frank – Event Sponsors

Knight Frank Estate Agents are delighted to be sponsoring the Early, Early Christmas Fair, this important Wiltshire event for raising both awareness and funding for the continued support of the Soldiers Charity. This charity is vitally important to the soldiers and we are extremely proud to be part of it. The event has grown year on year and we have come on board to help make 2016 even better.

View Website: Knight Frank

Wiltshire Life – Media Sponsor

County magazine Wiltshire Life is pleased and proud to support ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, which fulfils such a vital role throughout the country. The Early Early Christmas Fair is a simply brilliant showcase for us and provides fun shopping for all, whether military or civilian.

Claire Waring, Managing Editor, Wiltshire Life

View Website: Wiltshire Life

HOW TO FIND US

Early, Early Christmas Fair, Polo Ground, Tedworth Park, Tidworth, Wiltshire SP9 7AH

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2016 Early Early Christmas Fair Applications are now open, please CLICK HERE:

WE WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU TO

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Event Sponsors

The Early Early Christmas Fair is a member of the CFA.

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is a registered charity in England and Wales (1146420)
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