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Christmas at Springhill Just Got BIGGER


Springhill Hospice has a bigger and better seasonal treat in store for supporters old and new at this year's Christmas Fair.  Sunday 19th December will see the grounds of the Broad Lane Hospice transformed into a Winter Wonderland, the like of which visitors have never seen before!

"Each year, at the end of November, we open the doors of the Hospice and welcome hundreds of bargain hunters to sample the delights of our Christmas Fair.  It's one of most popular events in our calendar and a must for all seasonal shoppers" said Sophie Ansley, Springhill's new Events and Corporate Fundraiser.

Sophie went on to explain "In the past, the popularity of our fair sees the rooms and corridors of the Hospice packed full of stalls and supporters. To be able to offer visitors more by increasing what's on offer would be impossible. But this year we've made a huge change to enable more people to take advantage of this fabulous day out".

This year Springhill's Christmas extravaganza will still be at the Hospice but will housed in a huge, heated, winter wonderland marquee. In addition, Day Hospice will be transformed into a food court so people can enjoy a leisurely festive bite to eat in spacious comfort, along with outdoor stalls and, of course, Santa's Grotto.

With new opening times of 11 am until 4 pm visitors will be able to able to browse stalls selling everything from handbags to candles, cards to chocolates and jewellery to jigsaws. The Fair will showcase favourites from last year plus new stalls, all offering Christmas gifts galore, tombolas, crafts, raffles, games and toys.

Why not take advantage of the free Park & Ride from Gordon Rigg, Kingsway, and let Springhill chauffeur you to the fair, so you can enjoy a mulled wine or two!

Springhill's Christmas Fair is just one of many events organised to raise funds for Springhill Hospice.  The 16 bed palliative care facilities provides end-of-life, respite, day hospice, counselling and community care for people in the Borough.  £3.4m is needed each year to keep the Hospice running, so they rely heavily on the support the community coming to events like this.

For more information on how you can support Springhill Hospice, visit their website www.­springhill.­org.­uk/­raisingfunds, on Rochdale online, in local press or on social media - Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or call Fundraising on 01706 641790 (opt 1) for more information.