A HOUSEBUILDER is helping to boost a popular Christmas event at a housing estate in Oxfordshire.

Bovis Homes has donated 10,000 leaflets advertising Heyford Park Christmas Bazaar in Upper Heyford, near Bicester.

It is supporting the event for the fifth year running, and is also providing a luxury Christmas hamper.

Entry to the Bazaar is free and people can browse over 30 stalls, with a raffle, tombola and face painting, while enjoying hot and cold food, mulled wine and gin toddies.

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It will be Heyford Park's sixth annual Bazaar and all proceeds raised will go to community groups based in the area.

Paul Bennison, marketing manager in Bovis Homes’ West Midlands region, said: “This is a wonderful community event, perfect to get into the festive spirit.

"We are proud to be able to support the Bazaar by designing and printing their leaflets and donating to the raffle. We hope that many Heyford Park residents will come along to the event.”

Last year, the housebuilder managed to raise nearly £1,000, a 30 per cent increase on the previous year.

Anna Rosewell, the event organiser, said: “Money was split between groups and charities in Heyford Park including the local scouts, community garden, chapel, WI, Youth Group and Tourettes Group.

"We hope that this year we’ll be able to raise even more.”

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Heyford Park offers rural views while also being within easy reach of Oxford, London and Birmingham.

Once the development is complete, residents will be able to enjoy a traditional village green, a family-friendly pub, a new village High Street with shops and services, as well as play areas and open space.

Homebuyers can currently choose from three, four and five-bedroom homes.

The Christmas Bazaar takes place on the estate on December 7 at The Chapel on Brice Road between 10:30am and 3pm.