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!
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!
1st – 099846
2nd – 089905
3rd – 077897
1st prize – Pink 56-60
2nd prize – Pink 141-145
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