Tucked away at the foot of the South Downs is a picturesque little place called Amberley. Known for its stunning Castle & the Working museum this picture postcard village came together and opened its gardens to put on Amberley Vintage Fair event to raise money and awareness for local childrens charity Action Medical Research (AMR).
The event was very well organised and included an array of vintage stall holders all set out in a little market courtyard and along the road side opposite some stunning vintage cars. As you continue to walk towards the church there were well stocked stalls with a collection of garden plants & spring bulbs available to buy. Whilst I was having a mooch about (in my element of course) My husband and Max typically ran off to find the food… and the beer tent – husband, not Max!!! I cannot deny that I managed to spend a “few” pennies – and it could have been so much more if I had it in my pocket – but my husband had walked off with my bag so that was a perfect restraint!
When I managed to locate my boys I sat down on the grass in one of the residents gardens for a truly scumptious Ploughmans lunch and watched Max play happily with the other children – on one of the best treehouses I have ever seen! Around mid afternoon the kids entertainment had arrived… a great little Circus Workshop that even had my husband up learning how to use a diabolo – followed by a visit from the Action Medical Reseach mascot Paddington Bear which thekids loved. Overall a fantastic family day that wasn’t to be missed.
Now for the important bit… The Amberley Vintage Fair raised over £5,000 for Action Medical Research, as I mentioned they are a local childrens charity. Being a parent myself it’s one close to my heart. AMR fund over 75 medical research projects across the UK and have many success stories with thanks to the support of the public, however there are still more projects that need help, so please visit their website and see how you can support them (check out the Give as you Live support – ive signed up as I regularly shop at Sainsbury’s) Action Medical Research