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Reindeer will be part of the fun at Wisbech’s Christmas Fayre on December 13. Photo: SUPPLIED

I’m involved in some of them. I have limited time and resources, as we all do, hence reducing my volunteering (which includes this column) to Wisbech, as that’s my nearest town.

Though running the Twitter #fenshour is giving me the opportunity to connect with and support all of Fenland.

It is always worth volunteering – as little or as much as you like – you’ll get something from it, too. Get in touch for more ideas on what you can do.

Here’s some Christmas events for you, including shopping (don’t forget to use local food markets and shops too!).

Whittlesey has a “Christmas Crafts and Curiosities Fair” on November 22, at the Ivy Leaf Club; March has their Christmas Lights switch-on on November 27, Chatteris on the 28th.

Nine Lives Theatre Company are supporting Jimmy Cricket at the Institute, Hill Street, on November 29, at 2pm. Get your tickets from Etcetera (01945 463440). He’ll be switching on the Christmas Lights in the Market Place later that day, too!

March’s Christmas Market on December 6 has loads of music for you and a charity Santa Fun Run, plus market stalls and children’s entertainment.

Wisbech Christmas Fayre is on Sunday, December 13. It includes a market with over 90 great stalls – food, gifts, hand-made crafts. It also will have an ice rink for the first time, plus Waling’s Steam Engine, Vivien the Fire Engine, real reindeer, and plenty more to see and do throughout the Horsefair, Market Place, Market Street and the Crescent. All styles of music all day provided by local groups, too.

Apart from meeting with people about events and projects for Wisbech, I’ve been making poppies this week.

Making something like that gives you a chance to stop and think; concentrating on one thing for a while is meditative and stress-relieving.

I’ll be doing Christmas makes soon. If you want to join me for social making, please get in touch.

- RedBarnCreative.org.uk