A CHRISTMAS fair is being held in Kirby Misperton Village Hall for the very first time.

It will take place on Sunday, December 2, from 10am to 4pm, and it will be raising money for a defibrillator. The idea of a defibrillator was first mooted by local villager Tom Drayton as a potential life-saving measure.

Tom said: “This device can make the difference between life and death for heart attack victims where every minute counts while awaiting an ambulance.”

This idea has now been adopted by the parish council and the Christmas fair is one of several fundraising measures planned by the council. Entry to the fair is free, and there will around 20 stalls, selling items, including arts and crafts and Christmas cards.

Refreshments, including mince pies and mulled wine, will be available, and a family arts workshop has also been organised.