A Cracker of a Christmas Fair

Posted on the 23rd November 2017

What a brilliant festive atmosphere at our Christmas Fair and Open Day in Middleton!

Visitors were snapping up fabulous greetings cards made by  clients in our popular craft sessions.  There were tree decorations, garlands, candle holders and lovely table centrepieces all created by the arty  crafters at our Jonathan Burns Centre.

As you would expect, the  table piled with scrumptious cakes made by the baking group was also  a big hit. Ginger cake, lemon drizzle, iced biscuits, chocolate buns – they were all snapped up

Yule be pleased to hear that the chocolate yule logs all  disappeared too. (See what we did there?)

Pure clients manned  (and womanned) the stalls, greeting  and serving customers.

Susie did a fantastic job in the ‘salon’  with a great nail polish service and Pure staff were very grateful for the welcome hands helping in the kitchen with the teas and coffees.

There were demonstrations of our animation studio with visitors welcome to have a go themselves. Animation is a  popular project across our sites  as it offers such variety:  set building, storyboarding,  character creation plus photography and so much more.

The white elephant stall was another hit with visitors and all the lovely flower arrangements,  so expertly crafted, completely sold out.


The afternoon was a great success and we were delighted so many people came along. At one point I was wondering if we'd be able to fit everyone in!

It was lovely for clients to be able to show and share their work with friends, family and the public. A big thank you to everyone for all their support.

Carolyn - Pure

A teddy bear stall and a household goods pop-up shop were other popular stops that helped make the afternoon go with a  swing. It may not be December yet but the preparations now are officially underway.

We offer a  wide range of fulfilling projects for people with learning disabilities at the Jonathan Burns Centre. More great services are also available at the Boathouse in Oldham’s Alexandra Park. From Art to Life Skills qualifications there is something for everyone.  If you would like to see more, take a look at our short video for a wider sample.

A taste of what we offer.

A big thank you again to everyone who supported our  event. It really was a delight to meet you all.

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