The annual Dummer Fair fundraising event is a firm favourite for many people from across Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire. It was held over two days, earlier in October, and around 1,000 shoppers attended across the two days and bought from a wide selection of artisan and independent businesses, ranging from crafts to food, clothing and gifts.
“The Dummer Fair is one of Treloar’s flagship events and makes such a substantial difference to the needs of the amazing young people who live and learn at this remarkable establishment,” said Claire Kercher, the Dummer Fair administrator.
“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,” said Rebecca Caplan, the chairperson of the organising committee.
Jon Colville, Director of Fundraising at Treloar’s added: “An event like this takes many months of planning so we have to give huge thanks to the committee and our sponsor Savills and their team and the legion of hard working, loyal volunteers, the Friends of Treloar’s, our SAP volunteers and everyone at the Dummer Cricket Centre who made the event possible, and the Treloar team either who parked their normal work routine to help on the day.
“All the profits are invested in our young people so a wonderful and slightly different way of raising money for Treloar’s. We are very grateful to everyone who supported the event”