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Support hospice at Wessex Country Fair
THIS weekend is the inaugural Wessex Country Fair in Wilton, and organisers are hoping supporters of Salisbury Hospice will flock to the event to show their support and have a great time.
There will be lots for all the family to do, from live music to local beers and food to laser clay pigeon shooting, train rides and Percheron horse racing.
Absolutely Fabulous star Joanna Lumley will open the event, to be held in the grounds of Wilton House, and the winner of the charity’s Christmas card competition will be announced.
Steam locomotives, including The Clinker, the rare Burrell three-speed road locomotive, will fascinate engine fans, and the Rockwood Dog Display Team will show off some impressive stunts and tricks to music, as seen on TV shows including This Morning and Dogs with Jobs. One of the highlights will be Robert Sampson and his sons racing their teams of Percheron horses – Sampson is known for training actor Martin Clunes’ Clydesdales on the Channel 4 show Heavy Horses.
The event is a major new date in the calendar of the hospice and the charity hopes it will raise a significant amount for many years to support the work being done to support terminally-ill patients and their families from the local community.
Tickets are £7 for adults and £5 for children aged five to 14. Family tickets (two adults and two children) are £20. A ten per cent discount is available on tickets bought in advance through the Wessex Country Fair website.
Entrance is via the Netherhampton gate only.
The fair will be open from 10am to 4pm on Saturday. For more information go to wessexcountryfair.co.uk or call 01722 416353.
* FORMER world darts champion Eric Bristow was at the Bear Inn in Wilton at the weekend to support a team of ten players taking on a 12-hour darts marathon for the hospice.
The money raised is still being totted up.
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