For the past 15 years Bishop’s Waltham Garden Fair Committee, under the chairmanship of Joan Ferrer, has raised money for St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital.
Fair Organiser Membership
Do you have a cause you want to support?
‘Click on SEE MORE for our fairs’ ‘fundraising stories’
Is your shopping event needing a boost?
Why not give it a charity element and join the CFA so you can introduce new stallholders and increase your crowd through our marketing support?
THE CFA CAN HELP YOU RUN YOUR FAIR
If you are running your fair on your own or you don’t have enough committee members to help, the CFA can help you! We can take over the running of the stalls for you by helping you select them, do the paperwork and manage them at the fair.
Make your fair part of the CFA brand which raises over £1.5 million per year through all our member fairs, where the shoppers ‘SHOP TO GIVE’ (10% of their spend goes to the fairs’ charity)
AND NOW THERE IS THE CFA FUND TO SUPPORT YOU AS WELL!
Every time a purchase is made from one of our stallholders through this website, they will donate 10% to the CFA FUND. Periodically this will then be shared out equally between our Fair Organiser members for their chosen charity – helping to boost your fundraising and following our ‘SHOP TO GIVE’ ethos
There are lots of great reasons to be a Fair Organiser Member of the Charity Fairs Association, whatever your fair size
The Charity Fairs Association is the source of expertise on charity fairs
A DIRECTORY OF VETTED STALLHOLDERS
A list of over 350 original, independent, talented stallholders who have all passed the CFA committee scrutiny, agreed to the CFA Best practice’ and offer individuality. Many of them are award winning.
AGM / CONFERENCE
Every January with excellent relevant presentations, viewing of the new stallholder’s gallery, listening to stallholder speed presentations, networking with other fair organisers.
THE CFA FAIR ORGANISERS & STALLHOLDERS GUIDE
This gives you up to date information and advice on running a fair – a great starting point!
CFA SPONSORED POP UPS
If you feel that you would like to boost your charity’s funds with a smaller and easier event at another time of year to your fair, the CFA are offering sponsored Pop-Up shops. The CFA will manage all the stallholders and payment for the venue leaving you to concentrate on all the other tasks to make a successful Pop Up. A percentage of 10% of the takings will be divided between your charity and the CFA Fund.
ASSISTANCE WITH MARKETING YOUR FAIR
Through our social media boosts and mailing list of committed shoppers
LISTING ON THE EXCLUSIVE CFA FAIRS LIST
Released every January to all our stallholders who await the information eagerly to start applying. The on-line list is updated as soon as a fair joins all year round
BESPOKE SEMINARS / WORKSHOPS
On relevant topics eg social media, marketing
Your charities will benefit from a donation from the CFA Fund. Periodically the Fund is shared out equally between our Fairs for their charities, so everyone benefits. This fund is made up from:
- 10% of any purchase made through this website with one of our stallholders will be donated to the CFA Fund in line with our ‘SHOP TO GIVE’ ethos.
- Where possible monies will be raised for the CFA Fund at CFA Assisted events and Pop Ups
- Members making voluntary contributions
We have negotiated an arrangement with a specialist insurance company. For further details click here. Please note that the CFA is not recommending or guaranteeing any of these policies. We are just wanting to provide helpful suggestions and options to our members
SUPPORT AND ADVICE
Only an email away! Our Administrative Manager will be able to advise or put you in touch with someone who can!
We also regularly send out Enewsletters with relevant updates.
ACCESS TO CFA HIGH QUALITY BRANDING
With CFA bags, CFA Social Media, CFA membership badges.
HOW TO JOIN NOW AND BECOME A FAIR ORGANISER!
You need to register your details by clicking on the button below and you will then be sent the application forms on return email.
To complete the application form you will need to advise us
- Which charity you are supporting, how long you have been running your fair or what experience you have of running a fair
- What percentage of your takings you propose giving to the chosen charity
- What is the size of your mailing list (no other details will be asked about this)
- The location of your venue and the number of stalls you intend to have
- Photos and invitations/flyers you have of previous fairs
You are asked if possible to give the names of 2 CFA members as referees but don’t let this put you off. If you do not know anyone this is not a problem. Your application will be discussed among the CFA committee.
Please complete the Application form and return via email to:
Any queries please email or phone
All applicants will be required to agree to be bound by the CFA Best Practise for Fair, click the button below to view.
Why should your fair be part of the CFA
CFA – Annual General Meeting 2017
A problem shared is a problem halved-networking at the AGM Conference
Annual very important task-WHCT Fair invites going out
AGM-Conference-Useful, relevant presentations
CFA Seminar at The Guards Club
Delicious temptations on offer at the Westonbirt Charities Fair
Discussions at stall presentaion seminar
MacMillan Christmas Shopping Fair celebrating 3 decades of fundraising
Bedford Christmas Fair
Royal Trinity Hospice Fair
Serving delicious food can be another way to raise the profits to your charity
Setting up for the New Stallholders Gallery at the AGM Conference
A Christmas Cocktail for Save the Children
The CFA is an invaluable resource both for Fair Organisers and Stallholders. Our fair alone has so far raised close to £300,000 for the RNLI and nationwide the money raised by all the fairs must be huge!!RNLI Michaelmas FairThe CFA is an invaluable resource