Wetherby woman’s tombola mission to thank WiSE for dad’s dementia support

A Wetherby woman’s tombola marathon will raise money for older people as a thank you for her dad’s dementia support.

Adele Fairburn plans to run tombolas at her 15 Bee Crafty Markets throughout the year to boost funds for Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE).

The charity hosts a memory café which Adele says has been a major source of support for her dad Ron who is living with dementia.

Adele said: “My dad, Ron, has dementia, which has had a massive impact on both him and the rest of the family. He has recently started to attend the Memory Cafe at St James Church, which gets him and my mum out of the house and allows them to meet others who are in a similar situation.

“I started Bee Crafty Markets a couple of years ago and run regular monthly craft markets across Wetherby, Harrogate, Leeds and surrounding villages such as Boston Spa and Tadcaster. I have over 600 crafters from near and far who come to trade at the markets.

“I wanted to raise some money for WiSE and used the opportunity to do so at my local craft market events. I’d done a couple of tombolas in aid of Alzheimer’s UK and raised more than £200, so I decided to bring things a little closer to home. Often smaller charities are overlooked but they have a big impact on the local community. You only recognise the value of charities such as WiSE, when you need them.

“At the event, people were donating without taking part in the tombola as they thought it was such a good cause and especially as it’s local. I will be holding lots more tombolas and continuing to raise more money for WiSE at my events. Come along and support both this amazing charity and our brilliant crafters!”

Adele’s Bee Crafty Markets for the rest of the year are as follow:

June 15th – Wetherby Town Hall
July 6th – Wetherby Town Hall
July 13th – Castleford Carlton Lanes 
July 27th – Boston Spa Village Hall
August 3rd – Leeds Kirkgate Market
August 17th – Wetherby Town Hall
August 31st – Boroughbridge Library
October 19th – Wetherby Town Hall
October 26th – Leeds Kirkgate Market
November 2nd – Tadcaster Riley Smith Hall
November 16th – Wetherby Town Hall
November 23rd – Leeds Kirkgate Market 
December 1st – Collingham Memorial Hall
December 7th – Wetherby Town Hall 
December 8th – Wetherby Lions Dickensian Christmas Market.

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