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Posted - 8th October 18

Another fantastic year for festive Fair

ABF Cheque presentation 2018

Is it too early to mention Christmas…?

It was another fantastic year for the Aspire-sponsored ABF Early Early Christmas Fair (25 & 26 September), which was attended by over 2,000 shoppers in search of unique festive gifts, raising an impressive £34,000 for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.

There were also some famous faces at this year’s event, including actors Hugh Bonneville (Paddington, Downton Abbey) and Richard E Grant, who was promoting his own brand fragrance and is appearing in the Star Wars Episode IX out next year.

The Fair is sponsored by Aspire Defence Limited and Aspire Defence Services Limited with a donation of £5,000.  Aspire Media Services also design and print stall holder maps, other materials and signage.

Caroline Cary, the Fair Organiser said: 

“I would just like to say thank you to everyone who came and supported this event – to our dedicated volunteers, all the shoppers, stallholders, our two wonderful Chelsea Pensioners – and to everyone involved without whom this could never achieve the success it currently enjoys.  In particular, I would like to thank our long-term sponsors, General Dynamics and Aspire Defence, together with Sodexo who sponsored the champagne reception, all of whose notable generosity make it all possible.”

Top photo left to right: John Fogarty (Operations Director – West, ADSL) and Allan Thomson (CE ADL) present the Aspire sponsorship cheque to Richard Millar, ABF, and Caroline Cary, Fair Organiser.

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