Mayor’s fayre spreads festive cheer

Decorations stall at Christmas fayre at Halifax Town Hall

The Mayor and Mayoress of Calderdale are inviting people to a festive fayre charity event on Saturday 9 December at Halifax Town Hall.

From 10am until 3pm, the historic building will be open for visitors for a free Christmas event featuring unique stalls and plenty of festive cheer.

There will be festive-themed live music and fun games for all the family. Santa will also be paying a visit, arriving on his sleigh just after 10am. Children will be able to chat to him outside the entrance to the Town Hall and there’s also a chance to visit him in his grotto.

All proceeds from the event will go to the Mayor’s chosen charities, which this year are the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund and Forget-Me-Not Children’s Hospice. 

The Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr Ashley Evans, said:

“I’m delighted to be able to invite local people to Halifax Town Hall to celebrate the festive season. The beautiful building is the perfect location for what will be a wonderfully festive fayre, with the opportunity to buy gifts and enjoy some festive food and music. There will also be a very special guest, as Santa will be paying us a visit.

“The event will also raise money for two charities which are close to my heart, the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund and Forget-Me-Not Children’s Hospice. Christmas is a special time of year, especially for young people, and I hope we’re able to raise lots of money to support these charities and help children and their families.”

Children’s Heart Surgery Fund (CHSF)

CHSF are wholly funded by donations, which help over 17,000 babies, children and adults living with congenital heart disease, each year.

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice supports children with life-shortening conditions and their families in West Yorkshire.

They provide superb nursing care, hydrotherapy, music therapy, days out, memory making, end of life care, bereavement support and counselling. They help families make the most of every moment they have together.


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