The Cornwall Christmas Fair helps cancer patients across Cornwall

Last week’s Cornwall Christmas Fair at the Eden Project smashed all records with £68,500 raised for Cornwall Macmillan.  The money will help to fund a new rare and brain cancer nurse at the Royal Cornwall Hospital; Cornwall’s first dedicated nurse in this specialist area.

Now in its 28th year, the Fair is organised by a team of volunteers, with the support of the Eden events team. “Our team of volunteers has delivered a huge result for Cornwall,” comments Committee Co-Chair Kate Holborow. “Little did my mother, Lady Mary Holborow, know when she organised the first Fair 28 years ago in her own home at Ladock, what this event would grow into.  Over the years the Fair has now raised in excess of £760,500 for Cornwall Macmillan.”

Making a difference for Cornwall

“Cancer touches all of us and we are delighted to be funding a new and much needed specialist cancer nurse for Cornwall.  We could not have achieved this without the support of The Eden Project, our incredibly supportive and enthusiastic sponsors, our amazing committee of volunteers, our brilliant stallholders and of course our visitors from Cornwall and beyond.”

The 2019 Cornwall Christmas Fair was sponsored and supported by Ginsters of Cornwall, Lillicrap Chilcott, South West Water, Santander, Dales, Camel Creek Adventure Park, Trevornick Holiday Park, Coodes Solicitors, Walker Crips, Nixon Design, VoiceGroup, Headland Printers, St Austell Brewery, The Old Ship Hotel and Wild West.

The 2020 Cornwall Christmas Fair will take place on Thursday 12 November (Preview Wednesday 11) at the Eden Project.

Thanks to our organising team

We have a host of wonderful people giving their time, skills and enthusiasm to The Cornwall Macmillan Christmas Fair and we’d like to let you know who they are!

Colonel Edward Bolitho – President

Kate Holborow – Co-chair, Sponsorship, & PR

Jane Hartley – Co-chair, Event Coordination, Grand Prize Draw, Food & Drink

Pix Ashworth – Vice Chair, Brand, & Marketing

Lavinia Anderson – Stallholders

Rachel Bayliss – Sponsorship

Nikki Cheetham – Sponsorship & Christmas Cake Stall

Tina Davis – Print

Kitty Galsworthy – Grand Prize Draw

Emma Halliday – Fair Liaison with Eden Project

Jane Humphreys – School Liaison & Tombola

Kathryn Nicholas – Treasurer

Bella Nicholas – Stallholders

Anne Randolph – Content & Marketing

Nicky Roads – Sponsorship

Peter Stewart – Strategic Planning & Marketing

Emma Thompson – Food & Drink & Event Coordination

Becs Trant – Website & Marketing

Sarah Treffry – Logistics & Event Coordination

Amanda Woodward – Tombola & Christmas Cake Stall

Emma Wright – Database, Tombola & Christmas Cake Stall