DERWEN College’s Christmas Fayre welcomed hundreds of visitors over the weekend to see Santa, shop and start the festive season.

The Christmas Fayre weekend, at Derwen College’s Gobowen campus, was bustling across all of the college-run Marketplace.

Border Counties Advertizer: Tombola stand.Tombola stand. (Image: Derwen College)

The Garden Centre and Gift Shop, The Vintage Advantage charity shop and Walled Garden Cafe were extremely well supported with a steady stream of happy shoppers; Christmas trees almost sold out.

Derwen College events co-ordinator and fundraiser Megan Charman, thanked everyone who visited on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday to support the college and charity.


She said: “A massive thank you to everyone who visited our Christmas Fayre over the weekend. We've received really positive feedback from stallholders and visitors about the event.

“Lots of happy children visited Santa and Mrs Christmas in their Christmas kitchen, listened to a story and had their photo taken as a memento of their visit.

“We were pleased to see lots of customers buying festive gifts, and are grateful for all the donations made over the weekend.

Border Counties Advertizer: Meg, Santa and Mrs ChristmasMeg, Santa and Mrs Christmas (Image: Derwen College)"All profits go to Derwen Charity, which supports students and clients with special educational needs to reach their aspirations and look forward to a more independent future.”

“Next year's event is already pencilled in for the weekend of November 30.”

Throughout December, the Garden Centre and Gift Shop promises a sparkly festive welcome, with the sale of Christmas trees, Derwen Charity Christmas cards, seasonal plants, wreaths, decorations, and unique gifts and hampers.

The Vintage Advantage charity shop will be brimming with yuletide pre-loved treasures including Christmas fashions, gifts and homeware.

Events co-ordinator Megan is now looking ahead to the college’s next fundraiser, the 24-hour Sponsored Spinathon, which takes place on Friday, February 2, and Saturday, February 3.