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Organisers get ready for Osmington's annual Christmas Carol event
EXCITEMENT is building for the annual Christmas Carol event in a village near Weymouth.
It will be the second time that the charity fundraiser has been held at Osmington following last year’s successful event which raised money for Wyvern School and St Osmund’s Parish Church.
Laura Guntrip, landlady of the Sunray pub, said this year’s chosen charities were the British Heart Foundation and the Tiny Tickers children’s heart charity, as well as the village church.
She said: “Last year was a huge success and we have already been contacted by a number of stall holders wishing to take part this year.
“It’s going to be a great festive occasion, with novelties, crafts, toys, food, mulled wine and mince pies, plus plenty of seasonal action, including the return of St Andrew’s School Choir on Saturday and the Durnovaria Silver Band on Sunday.”
The event is organised by the Friends of the Parish group with support from the Sunray management team.
Chairman of the Friends Eileen Bramley said: “Last year was great fun and we had so many positive comments, so the fair is back this year by popular demand.
"We are really pleased that the stall holders last year did so well that most of them are returning.
"The fair is great fun for all the family and we are raising money for a really good cause because so many people suffer from heart problems.
“We’ve got some great things planned for this year.”
The fair will kick off from 6pm on Friday, November 29 with carol singing, mulled wine and a Santa’s Grotto.
Simon Winterton, consultant cardiologist at Dorset County Hospital, switching on the tree lights at 6.30pm.
The open air market will be held from 12pm to 5pm on Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1.
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