A FESTIVE shopping event in aid of a cancer charity is set to take place next weekend.

Shop for a cure for Christmas will be held at Berrow Village Hall in Berrow on Sunday, November 21.

The event is in aid of Somerset Breast Cancer Now, a group founded by Christine Piper (a breast cancer surviver) more than 20 years ago.

Christine sadly passed away from breast cancer in 2016, and now her daughter Holly Macbeth, has taken on the role as chairperson.

The group usually host a variety of events during the year and raise thousands of pounds, but have not been able to host any large events lately due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"We are so pleased to be able to finally do one of our events and we really need the support of the general public to help this event go ahead," said Holly.

"We have not been able to run the Shop for a cure for Christmas event since 2019, so this is the first time we are back.

"The event will host a variety of stalls perfect for looking for those unique special Christmas gifts or even just a treat for yourself.

"From painting your own piece of pottery which is always a hit with the children, to jewellery, homemade cakes, crafts, hand crafted items and so much more.

"We use local stall holders and pride ourselves on supporting local businesses especially who have equally been effected in these trying times.

"We will also have DJ Dave from Sedgmoor fm there on the day who is always a huge supporter of ours."

Somerset Breast Cancer Now focuses on four key areas of research - risk and prevention, early detection and diagnosis, treatment and secondary breast cancer.

The Shop for a cure for Christmas event will run from 10.30am until 2pm.

There will be a range of stalls, as well as a Christmas raffle and tombola. There will also be bacon rolls and homemade cakes available on the day.