City Christmas Fair 2019: Kicking off the festive season in style

Another successful year for shoppers, exhibitors and women's health


More than 1000 guests flocked to Central London for the Wellbeing of Women annual City Christmas Fair last Monday. 

Charcuterie, glassware and plum liqueur were just a few wares on display at Drapers’ Hall as shoppers gathered in support of crucial medical research.

On 2 December, attendees had the opportunity to browse through an array of luxurious items dotted throughout the historic location – and to take a well-needed bubbly break at the pop-up Champagne bar.

A woman stands with her arms outstretched over a stall of Christmas treats
There was ample opportunity to stock up on Christmas treats

They also enjoyed a collection of classic Christmas carols as a troop of singers made the most of the hall’s tremendous acoustics.

Wellbeing of Women has the Christmas Fair Committee – made up of generous volunteers – to thank for ensuring the day ran smoothly from beginning to end and for creating a special experience for each and every guest.

Thanks to shoppers, exhibitors and the committee, we raised vital funds towards improving health outcomes for thousands of women including those in pregnancy and birth, gynaecological cancers and wellbeing.

Carol singers gather in a hallway under a stained-glass window
Carol singers filled the Hall with classic songs

As a busy year of events and donations comes to a close, Wellbeing of Women and its supporters have plenty of exciting breakthroughs to celebrate.

On the day of the event we revealed that our funded researcher, Professor Andrew Horne, will lead pioneering trials into endometriosis treatment in the New Year.

Despite affecting an estimated one in 10 women during her reproductive years, the condition is often misunderstood and both diagnosis and treatment can be complex.

Woman browses at a stall selling scarves in Drapers' Hall
Silk scarves and indulgent candles were among the temptations on offer

If trials are successful Horne could become one step closer to developing the first new treatment for endometriosis in 40 years – all thanks to generous Wellbeing of Women supporters.

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