Busy Gift Fair for Spalding branch of Action Medical Research

Liz Wellings and Kate Stanney with the Spalding Arts and Crafts Society exhibition and raffle at the Christmas Gift Fair. SG071116-223TW
Liz Wellings and Kate Stanney with the Spalding Arts and Crafts Society exhibition and raffle at the Christmas Gift Fair. SG071116-223TW
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Organisers of the 14th annual Christmas Gift Fair are celebrating another successful couple of days at Springfields Events Centre.

Spalding branch of Action Medical Research are this year marking 50 years of fundraising for the charity, which aims to save and change young lives through medical research into a range of diseases and disabilities.

Action Medical Research fundraisers Petronella Keeling, Jo Richardson, Pauline Goose, Tracy Hull, Yvette Mayo and Katie Butler. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG071116-225TW

Action Medical Research fundraisers Petronella Keeling, Jo Richardson, Pauline Goose, Tracy Hull, Yvette Mayo and Katie Butler. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG071116-225TW

Tracy Hull, from the Spalding branch, said there was an increase in visitors at the fair held on Monday and Tuesday.

“We will have made a significant figure for the charity,” she said.

The fair attracts stallholders from all over England, as well as local ones, and is the place to visit to find for the perfect gift.

• Action Medical Research made breakthroughs including the first polio vaccine in the UK.

Anna Avery and Jackie Bryant, from Flowers n Things, with customers Jackie Bryant and Louise Molesworth. SG071116-228TW

Anna Avery and Jackie Bryant, from Flowers n Things, with customers Jackie Bryant and Louise Molesworth. SG071116-228TW

Cindy Marritt with her stall from Cindys Fashions, of Sutton Bridge. SG071116-231TW

Cindy Marritt with her stall from Cindys Fashions, of Sutton Bridge. SG071116-231TW

John Lunn comes face-to-face with Paddington while Katie Butler promotes a Paris to Geneva bike ride. SG071116-232TW

John Lunn comes face-to-face with Paddington while Katie Butler promotes a Paris to Geneva bike ride. SG071116-232TW