Shoppers flock to first day of 2023 Rockbourne Fair at Salisbury Racecourse

SHOPPERS flocked to the 2023 Rockbourne Fair at Salisbury Racecourse today – bagging bargains while doing their bit for charity.

The three-day event got underway this morning, with doors opening at 10am.

More than 100 stalls are offering a raft of items, as well as raising money for the Stars Appeal, Salisbury District Hospital’s charity.

From fashion, jewellery and luxury homeware, to gourmet food and toys are on offer, with late-night shoppers also able to get involved on Thursday evening.

Anna Aertssen, a breast surgeon at Salisbury Hospital and a Stars Appeal Ambassador, was on hand to launch the event.

“Launching the Rockbourne Fair is always an honour, but feeling the vibrant energy from both the shoppers and stallholders today truly emphasises the community spirit this event fosters,” she said.

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“Remember, every purchase made is a step closer to our goal of raising £1 million for the Stars Appeal, enhancing care for patients at Salisbury District Hospital.”

Organisers said the fair made a promising start on Wednesday.

Bev Moulding, Fair Committee chair, said: “We’re all thrilled to see such a positive response on the first day.

“We have lots of happy shoppers and stallholders and the atmosphere is fantastic.

“We’re looking forward to seeing more of you, especially for late-night shopping on Thursday.”

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