Shop for Christmas and support charity

Macmillan Christmas Fair.'Contributed photograph
Macmillan Christmas Fair.'Contributed photograph

ONE THE highlights of Macmillan Cancer Support’s fund-raising year will be held in Montrose Town Hall this Sunday.

The annual Christmas Fair has become a popular festive shopping event and this year there will be more than 40 stalls displaying a wide variety of gift ideas.

Patricia Lampen, Montrose and district committee secretary, said: “We are also pleased to announce the return of Santa himself, who will be resident in his grotto, ready to welcome children, hear their Christmas requests and collect their letters for transfer to his North Pole base.”

The fair will also feature a Christmas Cafe serving hot drinks, juice and cakes for a donation of £1 per adult and 50p for children under 12.

The fair follows the successful Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning which raised a total of £947.

Patricia said: “Thanks to all the people of Montrose who came along to the event and to our enthusiastic volunteers who unfailingly turn up year after year to support this very worthwhile charity.

“One of our committee members, Margaret Cowie, has also held a coffee morning in her own home for the past 13 years, raising in excess of £11,000 for the charity. Although Margaret has made the hard decision to make this the last event she will hold, she will continue to support Macmillan.”

The fair will open at 12 noon and run until 4pm. Entry will cost £1 for adults and children over 12 years.