New site for St Luke’s summer fair

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THE 36th annual St Luke’s Hospice Summer Fair is on the move - and promises to be bigger and better than ever.

With work on the hospice’s £5 million inpatient unit rebuilding and refurbishment project starting in June, the summer fair, which is usually held in the hospice grounds at Little Common Lane, Whirlow, has had to find a new home.

So on June 9 the event will relocate to St Mary’s Church and Conference Centre at Bramall Lane.

The fair will begin at noon and run through till 5pm, with an admission charge of just £1.

“We are delighted we have found somewhere as well-equipped and central as St Mary’s Church,” said events manager Anna Sheppard.

“It’s a great location just a short walk from the city centre, which means it will be even easier to get to by public transport. Sheffield United have offered us the use of their car park so we can meet everybody’s transport needs.”

Among the attractions will be a food court with a hog roast and the Kelham Island Brewery beer tent.

The famous hospice book sale will feature a Jubilee selection of rare Royal titles, and there will also be live music throughout the afternoon. Children can enjoy a bouncy castle and face painting.

“We really do believe this year we have come up with something for everyone and with an entry charge of just £1 it’s got to be the best value event in South Yorkshire,” said Anna. ”It’s going to be a great family day out!”

n The Star is backing St Luke’s £5 million appeal to rebuild its inpatient unit.

To donate log on to or send a cheque to ‘St Luke’s Hospice’ to Ben Spencer, The Star, York Street, Sheffield S1 1PU.