Fifth Trust News


Come to our craft fair!

03 November 2023

Our biggest event of the year, the Christmas craft fair, will be held on Saturday 2 December.

Visit the Elham Valley Vineyard between 11am-3pm to get the festivities started the right way. Guests can browse a range of bespoke gifts including Christmas cards, wrapping paper and gift tags, plus jams, chutneys, ceramics, woodwork and more, all made by our students with learning disabilities.

You can enjoy delicious hot food from our barbecue, treat yourself to tasty mince pies, and warm your spirits even more with a glass of mulled wine. Guests can also sample a range of elegant wines from the Elham Valley Vineyard to keep you in the merry mood.

The Vineyard Garden Centre will be selling real Christmas trees, plus a range of other festive plants and wreaths. The Vineyard Café will be holding a raffle with some great prizes if you’re feeling lucky!

We will also be running our Big Give Christmas Challenge from midday 28 November to midday 5 December with the hope to raise funds for specialist music equipment which will improve our music sessions. All donations made to the campaign are match funded and doubled, so it is a great time to support our charity. We will be on-hand at the craft fair to help with any queries. Remember - one donation, twice the impact! You can view our campaign page here:

If you have any prizes you can donate to our raffle, please drop them to our office at the Elham Valley Vineyard between 9-5, Mon-Fri. Alternatively, email communications manager Kallum McGuire Lewis at [email protected].

Our Christmas craft fair is the biggest fundraising event at The Fifth Trust. We would love if you could join us and help our work supporting adults with learning disabilities.