IT WAS a vintage affair in Chichester last Friday, with a fancy fundraiser for St Wilfrid’s Hospice.
The hospice holds the event annually, in the Assembly Rooms in North Street.
Organisers said there was a queue when the doors opened, despite the fact it was raining!
Shoppers were greeted with a fabulous variety of authentic vintage items, ranging from clothes and accessories to toys, haberdashery and furniture.
The event was a great opportunity for people to get their outfits for the Goodwood Revival, but also for the vintage-lovers out there as all the items are donated and are genuine and original.
People came from as far as Petworth, Portsmouth and Brighton to snap up the bargains and to soak up the atmosphere.
There was music from Dawn’s Vintage Do, and the chance to sit and enjoy tea and cakes in the tearoom.
Sue from Chichester said she’d had a wonderful time and particularly enjoyed the music.
“The music really gave the event a feel-good factor, people were swinging in the aisles,” she said.
Trustees Angela Wormold, Peter Stoakley and Michael Bevis attended the event and thanked the staff for all their hard work in organising and setting up the day.
The Vintage Affair raised more than £8,000 for the hospice.
It costs just under £6.7m a year for the hospice to operate, with only 12 per cent of the cost provided by the NHS.
The unsold stock from the event will be available to buy from the Retro and Vintage shop at 11 Eastgate Square in Chichester.
For more about the hospice, and other fundraising events, visit www.stwh.co.uk/