Bath’s well-known Christmas market raised 1000’s of kilos for charity in 2019, organisers have revealed.
Visit Bath, organiser of the market, stated the charity chalets collectively raised greater than £26,000 for their causes finally yr’s occasion.
Due to the overwhelming variety of functions the market obtained for 2019, Visit Bath added one other chalet, doubling the variety of charities it might help to 36.
Each day throughout the market a unique charity had use of a chalet, freed from cost, to fundraise and lift consciousness of their trigger.
Kathryn Davis, Visit Bath chief government, stated: “In 2018, 18 charities raised over £12,000 between them, so to greater than double that final yr to £26,000 is unbelievable.
“We’re extraordinarily proud that Bath Christmas Market is capable of help so many native and regional good causes.”
Catherine Graham, CCS Adoption, stated: “Having a chalet at Bath Christmas Market for the day actually did profit our charity from each a fundraising and common consciousness perspective.
“We usually hear heartwarming tales of individuals’s personal expertise of adoption on these events which is very worthwhile.
“We managed to boost slightly below £1,000 on the day – which was unbelievable – via the gross sales of Christmas playing cards, Christmas presents, decorations and so on a lot of which had been handmade/donated by adopters and relations.”
Other Bath and North East Somerset charities which had a chalet for the day at Bath Christmas Market included B&NES Dementia Action Alliance, Bath Rugby Foundation, Foodcycle Bath, The Forever Friends Appeal, Bath Child Contact Centre, Dorothy House Hospice, Genesis Trust, Mentoring Plus and Cats in Distress.