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Christmas Market is a huge success!

Hundreds of local supporters turned out for our annual Christmas Market on Saturday 28th November. The market was a huge success, raising a record breaking £18,000 for the Hospice.

The event was opened with help from Wishee Washee, Widow Twanky and Constable Pong from The Tyne Theatre’s Aladdin pantomime. Miss Junior Northumberland Galaxy, Juliette Taylor, cut the ribbon to welcome in waiting Market-goers, eager to snap up the best bargains. Visitors enjoyed a variety of food and drink stalls, and browsed a selection gifts, toys and homewares.

Seven Stories National Centre for Children’s Books were on hand to read festive stories to the young visitors and Whitehouse Farm brought along some of their furry friends. The Disney Store offered animation and drawing workshops for creative youngsters and carol singers and musicians entertained the crowds with seasonal songs to get everyone into the Christmas spirit.

The Market had a fancy dress theme, and this year’s choice was ‘Pantomime Favourites’ with staff and volunteers dressed as well known characters from the Christmas plays. Santa was kept very busy, with queues all day outside his grotto.

Thank you to all the stall holders, volunteers and everyone who attended, for making our market another huge success!

Raffle prize winners

All winners of the annual raffle have been notified by telephone. Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you to everyone who bought a ticket and supported St Oswald’s!

Annual Raffle:

1st – 099846

2nd – 089905

3rd – 077897


Cake Raffle:

1st prize – Pink 56-60

2nd prize – Pink 141-145


Hamper Raffle:

1st – Orange 51-55

2nd – Orange 166-170

3rd – Pink 446-450

4th – White 246-250 


Other prize winners:

£245 family photoshoot with venture photography –Green 241-245

3 month membershop to pure gym – Green 251-255

Hamper – Pink 301-305

Handmade Advent Calendars – Green 101-105, Pink 16-20 and Green 91-95

Sweet Hamper – Green 46-50

Toiletries Hamper – Green 301-305

Panettone Tin – Pink – 286-290

Teddy Bear – Green 191-195

Barbershop Shop Free Haircut – Pink 251-255, Pink 406-410  and Green 396-400

Chocolate Stack – Green 306-310