The Autumn Fair is the biggest fundraiser to take place here at Beaudesert every year, and what a success it is! In October 2019 we ran a Children’s Charity Fair on the very same day, and together the two events raised a whopping £10,000 for charity. Since it launched some 16 years ago, the event has raised no less than £110,000 for local and children’s charities.
The annual shopping event has become something of a must on calendars across the Cotswolds and it’s where many locals start their Christmas shopping. Open to all and slickly organised by a trusty and dedicated team of parents, the fair takes place in our Performing Arts Centre on a Saturday in October. There is a line-up of around 40 stallholders – most of them small independent and local businesses – selling an array of often unique items from jewellery to cashmere and art to pyjamas. To help boost the charity coffers, there is usually a small entrance charge of £3 for grown-ups, with children under 16 getting in for free.
The October 2019 fair was in aid of the local branch of mental health charity Mind. Mind (Swindon and Gloucestershire branch)