I’m so late getting this written, as some of you will be aware, we’ve been tirelessly working on our new Stratford store and it’s meant I’ve fallen behind with some other bits and pieces. Better late than never, here’s a little round up of our Charter Fair.
That’s Charter Fair in the books for another year, and 2023’s instalment didn’t disappoint. It was a scorcher of a day that called for many drinks breaks and I also got a sun burnt forehead giving out leaflets which I still feel rather silly about. Next year I’ll be prepared and armed with my factor 50!
Every year Thrapston celebrates its market town status by holding the Charter Fair. The Market Charter was originally granted in 1205 by King John and at present, Thrapston is the only town in Northamptonshire to still regularly hold a livestock market.
At Auburn Fox Home we like to join in with the festivities and run some stalls outside the shop to raise money for good causes. We had our hook a duck with a prize every time including larger prizes if you hooked the special duck, this was very popular with the children and gave us many happy faces, especially when there was a bit of cheating going on to help them win!
We also had our find the fox den game where you could win some excellent prizes including instant win coffee and cake vouchers and even afternoon tea for 2 inside our Den Bistro. The top prize for successfully guessing the location of the foxes den was £100 voucher to spend in store.
This years good cause was Team Sebastian. Our Thrapston Store manager Lori is friends with Sebastian’s aunty so was aware of the families fund raising efforts. Lori shared with us Sebastian’s story and we knew that we’d like to help in any small way we could. On the day hook a duck and find the fox den raised £178 which we’re calling £200 for a nice round number. Thank you everyone who donated by playing the games, we wish Sebastian and his family all the very best and thank them for allowing us to proudly represent them.
If you’d like to find out more about Sebastian’s story or make a donation you can do so by clicking here and following the link.
In terms of business we gave away almost 1000 10% off vouchers, hence the aforementioned sun burnt head! The main aim here was to spread awareness of our Den Bistro and coffee shop which many people hadn’t realised was located inside the shop. There’s definitely been an increased uptake in The Den since Charter Fair day so thank you for coming in and giving us a try, feedback has been very positive.
10% off vouchers are all valid in store and online until the end of July. We’ve still got some left so if you want to make a saving call into our Thrapston store and pick one up. It’s definitely worth it, especially on larger items.
Finally, thank you to Lindsey and the rest of the committee for once again putting on a fantastic and well organised event. We look forward to next year! I wonder what the theme will be?