We hope you’re all feeling festive now, over 1,300 of you turned out to support our annual Christmas Market on Saturday 30th November. This year the market was a big success over Black Friday Weekend and we raised over £14,500 from the day.
We were delighted to welcome the Princesses and Iron Man from Make It Magical who officially opened the markets this year. With Christmas choirs carolling some festive favourites throughout, market-goers fled into the Hospice grounds eager to snap up the best bargains and get into the Christmas spirit.
Santa gave us a call to let us know how amazing and well behaved all the children were. His elves were hard at work all day and the children visiting had grins from ear to ear after giving the big man himself their Christmas lists.
Christmas is a time to spend with loved ones and looking around the market, the joy in people’s faces was beaming, even if they did have plenty of crumbs around their mouths after satisfying their Christmas cravings from the food and drink stalls.
Tyne and Wear Fire Service turned up, letting people look around the fire Engine and O'Briens Fun Fairs came hand in hook with Hook a Duck and some teacup rides.
Lauren Honey, Fundraising Coordinator at St Oswald’s, said:
We would like to say a huge thank you to everybody who came along and supported us as well as all our wonderful volunteers who gave up their time to help us on the day. We are delighted to have raised a fantastic sum of money for the Hospice and could not have done it without our supporters.
It was fantastic to have Make It Magical there, our visitors loved meeting them and it really got the Christmas Market off to a flying start. We hope everyone who came along managed to grab a few bargains and enjoy themselves whilst getting into the festive spirit.
Check out if you were a winner on the day with all our winning numbers below:
BIG Car Raffle:
1st Prize - 2019 19 plate Hyundai i10 1.0 S (Donated by Bristol Street Motors) – winning ticket number 0985793
2nd Prize - Laptop Computer (Donated by Total Business Group) – winning ticket number 0530260
3rd Prize - Overnight stay for two with Breakfast at the Hilton Hotel (Donated by Hilton NewcastleGateshead) – winning ticket number 0080448
On the day raffles:
Large hamper- pink 319
Amberly hampers- pink 364 and pink 367
Tower of Treats- blue 86
Milk Tray- blue 43
CK perfume set- blue 106
Well done to our winners and thank you to everyone who entered. Each ticket sold helps us to continue providing quality care for patients and their families.
To see some pictures from the day, check out our photo gallery below: