On Thursday 3rd December, Depaul International Ambassador Lady Forte hosted a Christmas Fair at Rocco Forte Hotels elegant Brown’s Hotel in Mayfair, London.  The event was held strictly in accordance with social distancing and CV-19 guidelines that were in place at the time.  Stallholders generously donated 10% of their sale proceeds to Depaul to help support our London projects. The event raised a fantastic total of almost £8,000.

The day was a great success, with a broad range of quality brands offering their products and gifts for sale, from one-of-a-kind jewellery to homewares. Those in attendance took advantage of this exciting array of beautiful items on offer to buy special Christmas gifts for loved ones.

His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Patron of Depaul UK, was in attendance and formally opened the fair by giving it his blessing. Attendees were also treated to some festive singing from a wonderful choir from The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School.  We were also pleased to welcome DPI Patron, Her Grace, the Duchess of Norfolk to the event.

The money raised from the event will go towards helping our UK team support those in the capital who are facing homelessness during these exceptionally difficult times.

We cannot thank Lady Forte and Brown’s Hotel enough for hosting this extremely successful event and for their much appreciated continued support. We would also like to thank all of the stall-holders who participated and who generously donated part of their proceeds of sales to support our vital work.