Charity fairs are an enjoyable and easy way to shop for original presents for all occasions, under one roof, whilst also enabling a great deal of money to be raised for charity. The original concept was to assist in the development of a mutually beneficial relationship between fundraising for charities and small, independently run, retailing businesses.



The proof of the Association’s success lies in its members. Our stallholders offer a range of high-quality, hand-picked, original goods at affordable prices - many of which are not available on the High Street. Our fair organisers provide professional, well-advertised events which attract discerning shoppers through their doors to the benefit of their supported charities.

Our management committee is on hand to give expert advice on all areas and we have a printed practical ‘Guide for Stallholders and Fair Organisers’ that we hope will help new members with the smooth running of their fairs. We are also able to provide very favourable insurance rates to our members as an integral part of their membership fee and will, in the future, be offering other membership benefits to support these small businesses.

The Association is a non profit-making organisation operating on a self-financing basis and is a self-regulatory body. Merry Wadlow is the administrator.

We have active Facebook and Twitter pages and publish helpful tips and useful websites. Do ‘like’ our page Charity Fairs Association on Facebook


Recent Posts
  • A great forum to discuss ideas

    As a new member of the CFA, I attended the annual conference not knowing what to expect. Any apprehension I had was immediately lost, the CFA were hugely welcoming as were fair organisers and other stall holders, the meeting was a great forum to discuss ideas and thoughts with other members as well as providing the opportunity to make new contacts. For me a very positive experience all round, thank you.
  • Stand out from the crowd

    It’s often difficult to make your fair application ‘stand out from the crowd’, so the CFA conference is an invaluable way to show off your stall and wares to visiting Fair Organisers. This year I took advantage of the PAT testing too, so I know everything’s in order for the year and I was able to catch up with friends, away from the hurly burly of fairs into the bargain…. a thoroughly worthwhile day.
  • So Useful

    What a wonderful opportunity for us to show our new product at the recent CFA Conference. It was good to meet with so many fair organisers and talk to them face to face about our product and to to meet with new fellow stallholders. It was also very valuable to meet a selection of service providers that are so useful to stallholders.
  • Dynamic and Passionate

    The Charity Fairs Association (CFA) Conference was a great place for us to exhibit. The attendants are dynamic and passionate about their businesses, which made a great forum for us to discuss their needs and how to push their online presence forward.