Nine-year-old Emily Magee was the star of the show at "The Christmas Craft and Food Fair" at Craigville Garden Centre as she managed to raise an amazing £520 for the Northern Ireland Children's Hospice.

Emily, from Maguiresbridge sold crafts which had been donated to her and it was another brilliant effort in Emily's fundraising journey, in which she has already raised thousands of pounds for various charities in memory of he little brother Thomas who was tragically killed in a farming accident in April of last year.

Speaking of Emily's fundraising efforts, her mother Jacqueline said: "Emily’s fundraising journey started for a variety of children's charities in memory of her little brother Thomas. Having read about Emily's charity work in the newspaper a local lady Ann Isherwood donated a number of hand crafted items to Emily to sell for her charity work.

"The Northern Ireland Children's Hospice is a charity close to her Granny McCourt's heart as Emily’s granny is a long standing volunteer at the Enniskillen Hospice shop. Emily decided she wanted to sell the craft items remaining to raise vital funds for the Northern Ireland Children's Hospice after watching the video of Andrew McFarland who attends Hospice.

"Thomas was a very happy, fun loving little boy who loved to make everyone smile; Emily treasures this memory and hopes the money she has raised will bring a smile to the faces of the children cared for by hospice through your generous donations."

The Rustic Craft and Food Markets were planned as a Community based event supporting “Jingle all the Way” to raise vital funds for Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice. The fair ran from Thursday, November 22 to Sunday, November 25 and was packed full of gorgeous gifts, freshly baked treats, hot food from Kamal Mahal and Dollakis, and warm drinks from Craigsville’s very own Log Cabin Coffee Shop. Live entertainment provided by Malcolm Coulter, local School Choirs and Esther Julia Janzen added to the festive spirit.

A total of £2895.35 was raised over the whole weekend. All profits raised from this year’s campaign will enable Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice to continue to provide infants, children and young people living with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses specialist palliative care.

Heather Fallis, Regional Fundraiser for Northern Ireland Hospice in Fermanagh/Tyrone area said: “I am so grateful for the support from local businesses in the area such as Balcas, Craigville Garden Centre and The Fermanagh Herald and the many people who have assisted me in bringing this festive fair to Enniskillen”.

Each year, it costs £3.82 million to provide Children’s Hospice services, both at Hospice and in the family home. The charity relies heavily on the generosity and support of the local community to help fund its services.

For more information on Jingle All the Way and how you can get involved, visit or contact Heather Fallis, Regional Fundraiser on: 07711377338 or email: