Summer Fayre

We are delighted to announce that we will be holding our annual Summer Fayre here at the Hospice on the 4th September.

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We have so many things planned for all of our supporters to enjoy at the Summer Fayre…

Our Summer Fayre will begin with a big parade throughout the streets of Oldswinford and we would love for our supporters to line the streets to watch our parade.

We will start at the Crabmill pub and go down on to Swinford Road, then left on to Love Lane, left again on to Oakleigh Road then right onto Hagley Road and into the Hospice to officially open our Summer Fayre at 11am. If you live along one of these roads, we would love for you to come outside and cheer on our parade!

So while you are here, why not sit down to enjoy a Punch and Judy Show after grabbing an ice cream from our brand new Ice Cream Parlour. You could have a browse for some new clothes from our Ladies Boutique Fashion Stall and if you do get peckish, our BBQ will be fired up all day for you to enjoy. The main stage at the Fayre is being hosted all day by volunteers from popular radio show, Black Country Radio who will keep you entertained and make sure you’re not missing any of the fun we have planned.

We will also have a variety of traditional carnival games for you to enjoy, such as: Tin Can Alley, Hook a Duck and a Dartboard Football game.

There will also be lots of tombola stalls on the day from drinks to toiletries, alongside a to stall to grab some new toys for the little ones from.

All of our business sponsors for the Summer Fayre will also be holding a stall at the Summer Fayre for you to browse.

We really have organised something for everyone to enjoy. Take a look below at the various activities you are able to book at the Summer Fayre.

Soccer Skills Sessions

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During our Summer Fayre we are going to be holding a Soccer Skills session for children aged 5 – 12 years old. This session will be lead by an Aston Villa professional coach and will give children the chance to learn skills of the game and take part in a penalty shoot out! 

Each child that takes part in the session will receive a certificate of achievement and a medal will be presented to all players. You can then have a look around our Summer Fayre that will be packed with lots of fun things to do! 

So if your child would like to take part in one of our two soccer skills session, please book their space here.

Our session for 5-8 year old’s will be from 11:30am – 12:30pm and our session for 9-12 year old’s will be from 12:45pm – 1:45pm.

Princess and Superhero Afternoon Tea

We are delighted to invite our supporters to join us for Afternoon Tea with Princesses and Superheroes at our Summer Fayre.

The afternoon tea will be in our brand new ‘big top’ tent, with loads of room for yummy cakes, sweets and drinks. Our friends Funtime Theatre will be hosting each session with on stage party games and songs!

There will be plenty of opportunity for pictures with our Princesses and Superheroes so make sure you’re dressed in your best princess or superhero outfits. Each booking is £5 per child, who must be accompanied by an adult.

There will be three afternoon tea sessions on the day, just so that there is a time for everyone. The times are:

12:00 – 12:30

1:30 – 2:00

2:30 – 3:00

Book your spaces for our Afternoon Tea sessions here 

Hospice Heroes

Hospice Heroes Parade

Calling all our Hospice Heroes!

Have you fundraised for us in the last 30 years?

Our Summer Fayre will start with a big parade through the streets of Oldswinford and we would love for our Hospice Heroes to be a part of this as a way of thanking you for all that you have done for us.

So if you have supported us at any time over the last 30 years and would like to join our parade, please contact James at:

We can’t wait to celebrate and see you all there!

Dog Show

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Calling all of our furry friends… we are holding a Dog Show this year and you are all invited!

We have included various categories in this year’s Dog Show so that there is something for everyone. This year’s categories are:

Best Boy

Best Girl

Waggiest Tail

Most Like Their Owner

My Dogs Got Talent

Best in Show

Each category is £3 to enter.

Our Dog Show will start at the Main Stage of our Summer Fayre at 3:30pm

You can enter into the Dog Show on the day, just pop to the Mary Stevens Hospice stall at the Fayre to enter in to as many categories as you want. Alternatively, if you would like to register before the event, please telephone us on 01384 377 778.

We can’t wait to see you all at our Summer Fayre.

Thank you to our Dog Show sponsors, Blacks Vets


Our Summer Fayre is kindly sponsored by Vantage 365 

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