In the run up to the Fair Christmas Fayre we give you a sneeky peak of the great stalls that will be joining us on Saturday 29th November. We will be featuring different stall holders to find out what they will be selling, why they do what they do and their favourite things about Christmas!
The first organisation we are proud to feature is the Tanzania Development Trust who have a number of excellent projects that they will be supporting in Tanzania through the sale of their goods. We spoke with Janet Chapman who will be there on the day with her bright stall.
What will you be selling at the Fair Christmas Fayre this year?
We will be selling beautiful soapstone dishes, carvings and handicrafts from East Africa, and our Tinga tinga Christmas cards which have been designed especially for Tanzania Development Trust by a local artist. We are really proud of them as they are a truely unique Christmas card (see photo below and rest of interview follows underneath).
Tell us about why the Tanzania Development Trust was set up?
We fund projects such as bore holes so women don’t have to walk 4 hours to collect unsafe water, solar panels for clinics so they don’t have to give birth in the dark and safe houses to help vulnerable girls escape FGM. We are all volunteers so every pound donated goes directly to projects and all the money raised at the Fayre will go directly to support projects in the poorest areas of Tanzania.
Why did you want to trade at the Fair Christmas Fayre?
To get back to the true spirit of Christmas (and do lots of singing..)
What is your favourite thing about Christmas?
Spending time with people you love.
Any good Christmas Cracker jokes?
What is the best Christmas present in the world?
A broken drum – you just can’t beat it!