Air-IT was delighted to be an official sponsor of The Donington Park Christmas Fayre - an all new event for 2015 which took place at the world famous East Midlands racing circuit on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th December.

Air-IT sponsor Donington Park

The Donington Park Christmas Fayre saw the premier racing track at Donington Park transformed into a glittering Christmas scene, with all profits raised donated in support of Children’s charity ‘When You Wish Upon a Star‘.

Paul Judge, Marketing Director at Air-IT states:

At Air-IT we’re always keen to get involved in supporting local community events and fundraisers, and there’s no better time than at Christmas.

Our involvement with the Donington Christmas Fayre follows sponsorship of The Great Christmas Show at Wollaton Hall – another new event for the East Midlands in support of two further local charities who will all benefit from the funds raised at this special time of year.

The Donington Christmas Fayre

The Engine Room (formerly known as the Exhibtion Centre) hosted over 100 indoor seasonal stalls including an ice rink and an array of food and drink stands with live music on stage for visitors to enjoy.

Donington Xmas Fayre 2015

Children’s entertainers on stage at The Donington Christmas Fayre

Outside there was a fun fair and younger visitors were treated to a magical buggy journey next to the main race circuit, all the way to Santa’s Grotto in the specially constructed race village.

Ice rink Donington Xmas Fayre

Visitors enjoy the indoor ice rink at The Donington Park Christmas Fayre

With all of this and more in store, this unique event was the perfect way to raise vital funds for the charity which helps to grant the wishes of children living with life threatening illnesses.

Nicola Brien, Regional Fundraising Manager at ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’ commented:

We are delighted that Donington Park has chosen to support us this Christmas through their festive Christmas Fayre. The children we grant wishes for are seriously ill. Many spend a lot of time at hospital and miss out on valuable childhood memories.

By granting their wish, we are able to give a child an experience they and their family will never forget – and hopefully give them back part of their childhood too, in a special way.

Local Business Community Comes Together at Donington Park

The Donington Christmas Fayre was supported by a host of other businesses – based locally and nationally – who were all keen to support the event in its first year and to raise funds for the charity this festive season.

Sponsors included high profile names such as DHL as well as locally based businesses such as The Castle Inn – a recently refurbished 18th century inn located in the heart of Castle Donington.

Together the support has helped Donington Park to launch this new Christmas charity event which is already set to make a bigger return next year.

Seasons Greetings from Air-IT

Until then, we’d like to wish everyone at Donington Park, all sponsors and all supporters of ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’ a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at Air-IT.

*Please note: All photographs in this article have been provided for our use courtesy of Donington Park. See more photos from the event on Donington Park’s Facebook page.