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A craft fair hosted by the Blue Bell Inn in Carlton in Lindrick is set to raise money to help disabled and terminally ill children in Nottinghamshire.

The event – on Sunday 8 June from 6pm to 10pm – has been organised by colleagues from the village’s Central England Co-operative store in support of Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children.

Newlife is Central England Co-operative’s staff-elected charity, and since the partnership was launched two years ago an amazing £472,679 has been raised. To date, this has funded specialist disability equipment for 216 children in the retailer’s trading area – and allocation is ongoing.

This has included wheelchairs and walkers for mobility, specialist beds and car seats for safety and communication aids so children can tell their parents when they are hungry or in pain.

Handcrafted goods on sale at the event will include cards, home made soft furnishings, candles and other decorative items, cakes and sweets. In addition, there will be a stall selling costume jewellery provided by Newlife through its social enterprise business.

Tickets are £3 each – to include a glass of wine or fruit juice – and can be purchased from the Central England Co-operative store in Doncaster Road, Carlton in Lindrick.

Organiser Carole Goode said: “It promises to be a great evening, with some fabulous hand-made goodies for sale, and all in a great cause.”

All profits from the event will go directly towards funding equipment for disabled and terminally ill children. Newlife underwrites all additional costs, like administration, through its successful social enterprise recycling and retail operation.

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