Christmas craft fair will raise vital funds for local charity JHMT

Christmas craft fair will raise vital funds for local charity JHMT

Posted: Fri, 25 Oct 2019

Christmas craft fair will raise vital funds for local charity JHMT

Now in its 4th year, the annual Christmas Fair has become a really successful and popular event, and will be held for the second year running at the new Mountsorrel Memorial Centre. Doors open at 10.30am-4.30pm and will be a chance for Christmas shoppers to choose from a range of unique, bespoke gifts and local produce made with skill, love and care by talented artisans. We will have a wide range of beautiful items for sale such as jewellery, shabby chic furniture, homewares and accessories, paintings and artwork, glassware, candles, cards, craft gins, local fine wines, delicatessen goods and many more all with the emphasis on quality products which are not available on the high street.

Angie Humphries from the Trust said: "The Joe Humphries Memorial Trust was formed out of the tragic loss of my wonderful son Joe who collapsed and died aged just 14 after a run with one of his best friends.

"Joe was a victim of sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS), a heart condition which causes sudden, unexpected death in young people and can often go undiagnosed. The chasm which was left by Joe's tragically sudden death can never be filled, but Joe's legacy is the fabulous work of the Trust created in his name (

The JHMT was set up to raise awareness of sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS) and sudden heart deaths. The heart charity provides free CPR training, helps to fund community defibrillators and campaigns for better understanding of SADS. The JHMT also runs the Inspire Awards, a small grants scheme that helps inspire young people to fulfill their potential – something which the victims of SADS are cruelly denied.

So do come along to our Christmas craft fair where you can buy unique eclectic and beautiful gifts, have a piece of homemade cake, a refreshing cuppa and help to save young lives in the process!

The craft fair is free to attend – although a discretionary donation on entry would be very much appreciated. All proceeds will go to the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust.

(A note of appreciation and thanks to sponsor Nick Taylor - Creative Juice)

Tags: Community, Events, Heartsafe, Inspire, SADS Awareness, partnerships

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