The Convent have announced it will be holding its Christmas Fair on Thursday 30th November. This annual event held in the historical setting of the Convent raises money for locally registered Charities.

This year, it has been decided to support Gib Sams in order to assist them with the setting up of their much needed services, and Girl Guiding Gibraltar in order to assist in the furnishing and equipping of their new premises.

Doors open at 12.00 noon. Once inside, the public will find 40 seasonal stalls, many run by local Charities as part of their own fund raising effort, offering an array of crafts, gifts, Christmas cards and decorations. The Cloister will have a cafe offering cakes, scones, coffee and tea.

Between 4 and 6 pm the public will be serenaded by Jazz Friends once again this year and the choir of St. Joseph's School will be singing Christmas carols at 6 pm in the King's Chapel. Mulled wine and mince pies will be provided by the Red Cross Committee. Santa will be in his Grotto as from 2pm, offering gifts to the children.

The Fair will host two raffles. The first, a Honda SH Mode 125cc motorcycle kindly donated by Bassadone Motors. Tickets are priced at £2 each and will be available at the Fair and at The Piazza on Thursday 16th November between 09.00 and 15.00. The second raffle will offer a number of prizes donated by local businesses. Both raffles will be drawn at 6.30 pm on the day.

The Convent is urging the public to join in the festivities whilst supporting local Charities.

Entrance is £2 for adults and children 12 years and under will get in free.