The popular Mountbatten Gift Fair, featuring boutique stalls selling quality gifts for Christmas, will return tomorrow (Saturday, December 2), with a prestigious preview event today  (Friday).

The event, held at Bembridge Sailing Club, has raised nearly £100,000 for Mountbatten over the past six years.

More than 30 different mainland traders, offering an array of unique gifts, will be there.

“It is amazing to think this will be our seventh Mountbatten Gift Fair,” said Rosamond Poncia, chair of the Gift Fair Committee.

“Thanks to Wightlink providing free travel for our traders. We look forward to welcoming some wonderful stalls from the mainland, who will be selling fantastic gifts.

“We will also be running a raffle and lucky dip as well as selling cakes, gifts and Christmas wreaths for Mountbatten, so please do come along and get involved.”

Shoppers are invited to attend a special preview tonight between 5pm and 8pm. Entry costs £15 and includes wine and canapés.

Tickets can be purchased online at

The shopping event tomorrow takes place between 10am and 3pm. These tickets cost £3 on the door.

Ten percent of the profits from all purchasers will go to Mountbatten, while all money raised at Mountbatten stalls goes directly back to the charity.