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SPRING FAIR PLACES CHARITY AT THE HEART OF THE SHOW
Spring Fair, the UK's most diverse, vibrant, and exciting wholesale marketplace for home, gift, and fashion which opens its doors this Sunday, is pleased to announce two incredible charity initiatives with the Retail Trust and the Greetings Card Association (GCA), which launch at the show.
In support of its wellbeing charity partner the Retail Trust, Spring Fair is inviting all visitors to donate £5 to the charity if they walk 5,000 steps during their visit to the show. Scan the QR codes located at the entrances of the halls to donate and receive one of the limited numbers of Retail Trust bags being given out as a thank you.
Stuart Thomas, Head of Global Partnerships at Hyve Group plc says; “Don’t just talk the talk, at this year’s show we want you to walk the walk too. Let’s get moving to see the many amazing exhibitors at this year’s Spring Fair, and at the same time raise funds together because support makes us all stronger and now is a crucial time for protecting and improving the lives of retail workers.”
Spring Fair has also partnered up with the Greeting Cards Association to support Thinking of You Week which takes place on the 19th – 25th September 2022. Kicking off its campaign at the show, GCA and Spring Fair organisers are creating a large Thinking of You wall display in Hall 3 of donated greetings cards to highlight Thinking of You Week. There is also an opportunity for visitors to scan the QR code on the wall and donate to theRetail Trust and support their work.
Spring Fair also work with GCA members to ensure the residents ofthe Retail Trusthave cards to send to their loved ones, carers, fellow residents, and the amazing staff at Marshall Estate in Mill Hill for Thinking of You Week. Receiving cards has been particularly important for those self-isolating away from loved ones this year. A card creates a lasting positive boost, helping to stave off feelings of loneliness and isolation and cards displayed at home are reminders that someone cares.
Spring Fair takes place on 6th – 9th February 2022 at NEC Birmingham. For further Spring Fair information please visit www.springfair.com
More information on the Retail Trust can be discovered at www.retailtrust.org.uk/
Visit https://www.gca.cards/gca-logos/ and https://www.thinkingofyouweek.cards/toolkit/
Register at https://www.springfair.com/visitor-registration and keep up to date with our Safe & Secure measures at https://www.springfair.com/visit/safe-secure. Anyone entering the NEC venue at Spring Fair (including those during build-up and breakdown) will need to show their valid Covid-19 Pass, or a negative result to a Lateral Flow Test taken within 48hours.
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About Spring Fair
Spring Fair is the UK’s most vibrant marketplace for wholesale home, gift, and fashion. As the definitive "shop for shops", it supports the retail industry like no other.
Spring Fair is where bestsellers are found, relationships are forged, and curiosity is piqued. Imagine a treasure trove of new ideas and new trends just waiting to be discovered and displayed in your shop or showroom. If you want to touch, feel, and experience what's new and innovative across the home, gift, and fashion retail industry - Spring Fair is the marketplace for you.
The depth of product and trend inspiration available at the show provides the opportunity to make unexpected discoveries. New brands, new launches, new products. The power in diversification is something that can only be explored at Spring Fair, helping to offer customers something different, and stand out from the crowd. Spring Fair doesn’t just showcase the newest products on the market, it curates an unmissable event where inspiration, creativity and insights are always on tap.
Located in the centre of the UK at the NEC in Birmingham, Spring Fair is easily accessible for UK and International retailers (be it independent, multiple, or online, designers, contractors, and suppliers) to meet every February, at the very start of the buying season. Together with a comprehensive line up of exciting exhibitors you want to see, expect a vibrant hub where not only ideas flourish but community, connection and collaboration thrives.
About the Retail Trust
The Retail Trust has been caring for and protecting the lives of people working in retail from 1832 onwards. We believe the health of our colleagues is the foundation they need to flourish in both work and life. It will also help create a more sustainable and successful future for retail. We put people at the heart of everything we do, from colleagues just starting out, right through to those at the end of their careers.
We like to remember how our very first chairman, Thomas Helps, described the purpose of the charity: “To promote the happiness and interests of those engaged in the trade....” This still holds true today. In fact, it guides everything we do, why we do it and what we believe in. We believe in it so passionately, our charity has become a movement with a very clear cause: to create hope, health, and happiness for everyone in retail.
We create hope, health, and happiness for everyone in retail by giving them the foundation to flourish. A foundation that provides help, humanity and feeling to all our colleagues. One that gives them the opportunity to flourish, to grow and develop now and in the future. And feel happier in everything they do.
About the Greetings Card Association
The Greeting Card Association is the trade body for the greeting card industry. The voice of the British card industry, our mission is to represent, protect and promote our wonderfully innovative sector. The GCA supports its members to build their businesses, providing specialist information and networking events.
The GCA has been working for the greeting card industry since 1919 and today comprises over 400 members companies, large and small.
The GCA represents the industry with organisations that impact greeting card sales, such as the media and Royal Mail, and promotes and encourages greeting card sending. It also develops initiatives, such as Thinking of You Week and Festive Friday, to highlight the benefits of card sending.