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On 20th December 2018 Autism East Midlands held its very first Christmas Fayre at Sneinton Market in Nottingham, this was the very last of the charities 50th Anniversary events.

The Christmas Fayre was full of wonderful arts and crafts stalls that was full of Christmas crafts created by the students at Sutherland House School as well as the service users who access our Adult Services across the region. Hundreds of teddies lined a stall as customers took part in the teddy bear tombola, this was filled with the teddies donated by the generous fans of the Nottingham Panthers there was also a stall full of Christmas Baubles donated by John Lewis. Those who attended the event were able to meet Santa in the inflatable snow globe that stood at the centre of the Christmas Fayre.

The festivities continued into the evening as live performances were given from the local energetic team at NGY. A huge thank you must also be given to Janine Booth, who not openly opened the event, providing the audience with some powerful words about autism, but who also shared some of her poetry with the audience later in the evening.

Autism East Midlands would like to thank everyone who attended the event and would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.