Food and Drink Fair

On Sunday 9 April, the popular Ilkeston Food and Drink Fair is coming to Treetops Hospice Care with over 50 of the finest local food and drink producers from around the area.

Erewash MP Maggie Throup will be opening the event at the local charity in Risley which provides nursing care and emotional support for adults, their families and carers across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire free of charge.

Food and Drink Fair We know the money will make a real difference

Carol Pringle, event organiser, started the fair with husband Gordon in 2014 and explained why Treetops makes the perfect venue:

“I came to the Vintage Fair here at the hospice last year and realised just how brilliant the space for be for a fair.

“We know personally just how much Treetops helps people with end of life care through its services and we wanted to help raise as much money as we can for a local cause – where we know the money will make a real difference.

“Everyone who comes will have a lovely day out and will know that they are giving something back to a hospice that perhaps one day they or their family may need.”

Food and Drink Fair A fun day out for the whole family

Mary Rose, senior community and events fundraiser, said the fair will be a fun day out for the whole family:

“We’re really pleased to welcome the Ilkeston Food and Drink fair to the hospice. Alongside premium food and drink exhibitors, there will be live music, a bouncy castle, face painting and pony rides for our younger visitors. Everyone is welcome.”

The Food and Drink Festival takes place on Sunday 9 April, 10am to 4pm, at Treetops Hospice Care, Derby Road, Risley, Derbyshire DE72 3SS. Entry is £2. Car parking is £1.

Treetops services are available free of charge and include Support and Information, a Day Care unit based in Risley, Hospice at Home nurses and Therapeutic Services including counselling and complementary therapy.