Get in the fes­tive spirit and help a great cause

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - COMMUNITY -

HEAR­ING Dogs for Deaf Peo­ple will be deck­ing the halls and kick­ing off the most mag­i­cal time of the year with its an­nual Christ­mas Mar­ket this Satur­day and Sun­day Novem­ber 21 and 22.

The char­ity is invit­ing Christ­mas shop­pers, dog lovers and Santa’s four­legged helpers to its merry train­ing cen­tre in Wy­combe Road for two days of fes­tive fun.

There will be plenty of Christ­mas-themed ac­tiv­i­ties and stalls on of­fer for all the fam­ily, and some of the char­ity’s celebrity supporters are ex­pected to make an ap­pear­ance.

Me­lanie Tyrer, Na­tional Events Man­ager for Hear­ing Dogs for Deaf Peo­ple, said: “Tis the sea­son to be jolly – so dust off those Christ­mas jumpers and come and join us for the an­nual Christ­mas Mar­ket at Hear­ing Dogs.

“Our adorable Rein-dogs and Shet­land ponies will be help­ing Santa to make his list and check it twice, and the Handy Voices Sign­ing Choir will be sign­ing carols.

“There will be plenty of

all our

favourite gor­geous gifts and stock­ing fillers on of­fer, plus mulled punch, Christ­mas crafts, and even a mag­i­cal grotto where chil­dren can meet Santa him­self.

“The Hear­ing Dogs’ Christ­mas Mar­ket is the per­fect way to get into the fes­tive spirit at our beau­ti­ful cen­tre in Buck­ing­hamshire, and we hope that ev­ery­one will come out and sup­port us for a fan­tas­tic cause.”

There will be a Grand Raf­fle in­clud­ing a Honda Vi­sion scooter and other prizes, plus lots of de­li­cious re­fresh­ments and in­ter­est­ing stalls to browse.

The Christ­mas Mar­ket will raise vi­tal funds for the Buck­ing­hamshire-based char­ity, so that more deaf peo­ple can be part­nered with a life-chang­ing hear­ing dog.

Tick­ets are £5 for adults, £3 for con­ces­sions and chil­dren aged five to 12. Th­ese can be bought on the day and the mar­ket is open on Satur­day from 11am8pm and Sun­day 11am4pm.

All visi­tors will re­ceive a mince pie and cup of mulled punch. For more in­for­ma­tion in­clud­ing open­ing times, visit www. hear­ing­dogs.org.uk/ mar­ket. A CHRIST­MAS show­case is set to en­ter­tain a town this fes­tive sea­son.

The Amer­sham Christ­mas Show­case will be held on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 5 – the same day as Small Busi­ness Satur­day.

Or­gan­iser, Chris Wil­son, said: “Last year’s Christ­mas Show­case proved hugely suc­cess­ful and en­dorsed the orig­i­nal idea of link­ing our Christ­mas fes­ti­val to Small Busi­ness Satur­day to Show­case our town’s lo­cal busi­nesses and tal­ent on an en­ter­tain­ment stage.

“This year that con­cept has been built upon so that the event will now be staged on the three main shop­ping ar­eas in Amer­sham on the Hill each with their own en­ter­tain­ment and per­for­mance ar­eas on Wood­side Road, Hill Av­enue as well as Sy­camore Road.Th­ese ar­eas will be graced with some of the best lo­cal tal­ent and pro­fes­sional en­ter­tain­ers ap­pear­ing.”

The fun-packed day will also in­clude a skat­ing rink, a Santa’s grotto, 30 Christ­mas themed stalls and an in­door play area.

The event will be rais­ing funds for char­i­ties, such as St Fran­cis Hospice, Bucks Search and Res­cue, Brain Tu­mour UK and the Sa­mar­i­tans.

The show­case will be from 10am un­til 6pm.

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