Christmas fair in Lewes will promote local traders

Lewes Town Hall
Lewes Town Hall

A Victorian Christmas Fair in Lewes will promote local traders and raise money for Sussex hospices.

It is being organised by Fiona Kay and Natalie Brown from Cheese Please in Lewes.

Money will go to Chestnut Tree House Hospice in Arundel and St Peter and St James Hospice in North Chailey.

It will be held in the Corn Exchange, Lewes Town Hall, on Saturday November 15, from 10am to 3.30pm.

Tickets cost £4 for adults and £2 for children under 16. Under fives free.

Proprietor of Cheese Please, Fiona said: “My father died of cancer earlier this year after a long, brave fight and at the end would have had an easier time if there had been hospices such as St Peter and St James and the Chestnut Tree which is for the children.

“My father lived in southern Spain. Any help that can be given to people to make their last days of life is so important, and very dear to my heart.

“We decided to stage this event to promote the local independent traders to help promote them at a time which has been difficult for many of us, and to advertise that there a significant amount of local traders to be proud of.

“This we believe is the first time such an event has been held and the traders (and visitors, we hope) will be dressed in Victorian costume.”

It will raise money for The Chestnut Tree Foundation and St Peter and St James Hospice in Chailey.

Local retailers will also be dressing up in Victorian costumes.

It will showcase a grand total of 23 retailers.