Outdoor Winter Market to raise funds for Airedale Hospital

The two charities supporting Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, Airedale Hospital and Community Charity and The Friends of Airedale, are inviting people in Keighley, Skipton, Ilkley and beyond, to wrap up warm and attend the Airedale Outdoor Winter Market in November.

The event will take place on Sunday 6 November 2022 from 10am-4pm at Airedale General Hospital (West Car Park, P3) in Steeton and will be free to attend.

Visitors will be able to find a range of local businesses selling gifts, crafts, cakes, sweets, games, as well as live music, choirs, and more.

Local businesses already confirmed to hold stalls include: Coffee Bean Machine, The Goat Shed Soap, Cones for Occasions, Small Town Resin, HomeBirds, and Homemade with Love by Maxine.

Stall holders will be donating a percentage of their sales to the cause, and visitors will be invited to make a donation to the charities on entry if they wish.

Ciara Walsh from Airedale Hospital and Community Charity, said: “Airedale Hospital and Community Charity is excited to announce our outdoor winter market with Friends of Airedale which will take place on 6 November. This will be the first large scale event that our charity has run.

“The purpose of our winter market is to raise funds for Airedale Hospital and its community services, but we also wanted to create an event that could bring the Airedale community together. It’s important for our charity to support local people and businesses, so we’re really able to do this with our market.”

Friends of Airedale Chairman, John Lofthouse added: “We’re delighted to be partners in this first joint venture with Airedale Hospital and Community Charity, the aim of both being to raise money that will ultimately improve the hospital experience for both patients and their visitors.

“It’s going to be a fun, festive day out and we want to invite members of our community, far and wide, to attend. Lots of great local businesses have already signed up to take part and we welcome anyone else interested in taking part to get in touch.”

For more information, visit www.airedalecharity.org/wintermarket, and to enquire about holding a stall at the event, email anhsft.charity@nhs.net.

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