Jane Scarth House receives donation from Chamber organised Food Fair.

When Romsey Chamber of Commerce re-launched the Romsey Food Fair last September, it was on a not-for-profit basis, with the intention that any surpluses made would go to local charities and other voluntary groups who assisted with the running of the event.

The Fair was a big success, with nearly 40 stands, mostly local suppliers from Hampshire and big crowds savouring a showcase of delicious food and drink throughout the day. In fact, many stands sold out and had to call in emergency supplies!

When all the totting up had been done, the organisers found that they had a total of £1600 to distribute and the Executive Committee who run Romsey Chamber of Commerce decided to split this equally to four organisations, Youth in Romsey, Jane Scarth House, Romsey Town Marshals, who help with road closures for many Romsey events and The Fire Brigade Museum, whose supporters provided first aid cover for the Food Fair.

The picture shows Rachel Tucker, Manager of Jane Scarth House, Romsey’s cancer support centre, recently receiving a cheque for £400 from current Chamber Vice President Julian Gee.

This year’s Food Fair is on Sunday 3rd September and with stall bookings coming in, promises to be even bigger and better than last year!