LADY Egremont made a special visit to the Apuldram Centre’s Winter Fair on Saturday to officially switch on the lights on the giant Christmas tree.
A whole host of Christmas-themed stalls and activities took place between 11am and 3pm at the Chichester-based centre to get everyone in the festive spirit.
Members and staff have for weeks been busy making jewellery, scarfs, Christmas decorations, gifts and cards which were all up for sale to raise money for the centre for adults with learning disabilities.
Santa’s grotto was a popular destination for the younger visitors and there was plenty to keep the whole family entertained.
Also on sale were newly made calendars featuring fantastic photographs of a variety of animals and wildlife scenes which had been taken by members throughout the year.
Fundraiser Julie Sandalls said: “Everything here has either been made or donated and we’ve had some fantastic prizes kindly given for our raffle.
“The public are so generous, they have been absolutely amazing and without an awful lot of help this would not have come together.”
The Apuldram Centre relies completely on donations and offers a range of work to adults with disabilities including horticultural work, woodwork, cookery, arts and crafts.