NURSES are hosting a Christmas fair for St Luke's Hospice and it promises to be bigger and better than ever.

The festive event is being held at Winsford Academy on Saturday, November 17, from 10am to 2pm.

There will be lots for the whole family to enjoy from festive refreshments and a children’s craft corner to artisan stalls and a tombola.

Ward sister Karen Jackson said: “Our little elves here at the hospice are very busy preparing for this year’s Christmas fair and it promises to be better than ever with lots more stalls and entertainment!

“We are delighted this year to have attracted a large range of stalls selling everything from handmade gifts, handbags and organic bodycare products to liqueurs and books.

"So it’s going to be a great opportunity to kick start your Christmas shopping.

“There will also be festive refreshments available including a stall by the Cheshire Pie Company and real ales plus our popular tombola and raffle.

"There's also plenty to keep the kids entertained with a craft corner and activities and Father Christmas will be making a special appearance!

“Please come along, meet our nurses, browse the stalls and support your local hospice this Christmas.”

Admission is free and there is plenty of parking.

St Luke’s Hospice cares for adults living in mid and south Cheshire who are suffering from cancer and other life limiting illnesses.

Staff also support family members including children and carers who are affected by the diagnosis both pre and post bereavement.

As well as offering patient care for the past 30 years, the day hospice supports 150 people each week at the hospice in Winsford and Winterley Grange near Sandbach. This care includes a complementary therapies clinic, a counselling team, social work team and a Lymphoedema clinic.

Winterley Grange hosts the wider education teams for the End of Life Partnership which St Luke’s is part of.

St Luke’s is a charity funded by voluntary contributions and has to raise £8,152 every day to provide free care and support to local people. For every £1 donated to St Luke’s, 85p goes to patient care, while the remaining 15p helps to raise another pound.