A hugely popular Gift Fair in aid of Mountbatten is promising high quality, unique gifts from mainland stallholders, without having to leave the Island.

Having built up a fabulous reputation over the past two years - and raising nearly £40,000 to support Mountbatten’s work – the Gift Fair is returning to Bembridge Sailing Club later this month.

Over 30 stalls providing a range of quality, unique gifts will be on offer to those attending the annual event, which last year alone raised nearly £20,000. Other festive delights include beautifully decorated Christmas cakes, homemade produce, a raffle and lucky dip. Shoppers are invited to attend the opening night between 5pm and 8-pm on 29 November 2019, when the £12.50 entry cost includes wine and delicious canapés. If you would like to reserve a place and pay on the door on the evening, you can email the organisers. On Saturday 30 November, between 10am and 3pm, the cost of entry is £3 and tickets can be bought on the door.

Rosamond Poncia, Mountbatten Trustee and Chair of the Gift Fair Committee, said: “We have been overwhelmed in previous years by the generosity and support of local residents, as well as our committee who volunteer to put on this event. Not only is this a fabulous opportunity to stock up on some really unique and unusual Christmas gifts, but by supporting this event you will be helping families on the Isle of Wight who are going through the most difficult time in their lives. Please do come along and have a wonderfully festive experience!”

The Gift Fair is once again being generously supported by sponsors Wightlink, Spence Willard, Rouse Ltd, Kendalls Fine Art and Weaver Brothers Ltd.

The stallholders are as follows:

Anthony Steuart | Hand crafted quality decorative home accessories

At Last | Glamorous, stylish silk, velvet and cotton tunics and shirts

B'Stow | Gifts for your favourite pets

Beanie Socks | Men's and women's Bamboo and Alpaca socks, leather satchels

Bushbells | Colourful Kikoy Clothes with a conscience

Chalk Stream Trout | Finest English rainbow trout, salmon and pates

Chukka Belts | Stretch polo belts, Bamboo socks, bow ties, scarves and men's gifts

Desert Diamonds | Beautiful jewellery crafted from premium grade Diamond Simulants

Gelise | Attractively packaged non-perishable foods

Hunter Gatherer | Lots of lovely gifts for the home and garden

Isle Love That Design | Arts, prints, homeware, inspired by the coast

Jean Brown Knitwear | Quality knitwear in cashmere, Merino wool & lambswool

Me Encanta Jewellery | Semi-precious gemstone jewellery designs with a difference

Mugs, Jugs and More! | Hand decorated Polish Pottery from oven to tableware

My Funky Bags | Stylish bags made from recycled materials

Ottoman Silks | Luxurious and elegant authentic Ottoman designs in silk

Pink Avocet | Collection of Toscana sheepskin, cashmere and silk fashions

Queens of the Night | Beautiful ladies block print, Indian cotton pyjamas and nightshirts

Remarkable Drinks | A delicious range of hand-crafted English Liqueurs

Rhodes Skincare | Naturally active skincare and beauty products

Saint James | Children's t-shirts, shorts, jackets, gifts and also some for mum & dad!

Silk Treasures | Beautiful Silk scarves, socks, braces, cufflinks, ties, shawls

Slightly Potty | Silk flower arrangements in decorative pots and loose arrangements

Sports Channel Shop | Sporting and travelling gifts, gadgets and high tech toys

Tessa Maynard Silks | Finest coats, jackets, shawls and scarves from India & Far East

The Adventurer | Sports gadgets, binoculars, scopes, torches.

The Potting Shed | Everything for the gardener!

Thomas P Cochran | Handcrafted solid silver jewellery, sculptures & gifts with designs

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