This year the Dummer Fair returned to Dummer Cricket Club on Wednesday 12th and the Thursday 13th October and so far has raised an incredible £24,000 in aid of Treloar’s.
A firm favourite in many diaries over the past two decades, the Dummer Fair did not disappoint. It welcomed over 1,000 attendees across the two days and had over 95 stalls. The stalls ranged from crafts and food to clothing and gifts; supporting many local and independent Hampshire businesses.
For the first time, this year all proceeds from the Dummer Fair will benefit Treloar's. Treloar’s is a charity based in Alton for children and young people with complex physical disabilities aged between two to 25 years old from all across the UK. At Treloar Nursery, School and College they provide education, care, therapy and vital independence training to enable the students have a brighter, more independent future.
Rebecca Caplan, the Committee Chair said: “15 years ago I moved to Hampshire and I had two criteria for which charity to support - local and young people – so Treloar’s was the perfect fit. I have been fundraising for them ever since and am a huge supporter of everything they do. Running the Dummer Fair in aid of Treloar’s was a natural fit. Proceeds raised from this fair are so important for Treloar’s both in terms of financial support but also to ensure the local community get to know about the charity. I am absolutely overwhelmed by the amount raised at this year’s fair. A truly magnificent effort and has set the bar high for future years.”
Jon Colville, Director of Fundraising at Treloar’s added: “We would like to express our sincere thanks to the committee who have worked phenomenally hard over the past months to make this charity fair a huge success and uphold its stellar reputation as the best charity Fair in Hampshire. Thanks also to our sponsor Savills and the team of hard working, loyal volunteers who made the event possible. Treloar’s is honoured to be the beneficiary of this event. This money will make a huge difference to our students’ futures.”