TRADERS in Malvern Link are banding together for their own festive celebration.

The Malvern Link Christmas Fete, on Friday, December 7, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm, is organised by community group LinkUp to benefit St Richard's Hospice and its own work.

There will be a host of activities including a fancy dress competition for local children, judged by the mayor. a best dressed dog competition supported by Best Friends Veterinary surgery and a mince pie bake-off, hosted by the Bakery Inn and judged by the owner of Not Just Cakes.

Children are being asked to vote for a best-dressed window award, and there will be carol singing, traditional games , a coconut shy and a raffle full of prizes supplied by the local business community.

Francis of Malvern is planning a tabletop sale and local traders will be open for business. Express TV is hosting an Instagram photo booth and creative workshop Make will be hosting a range of creative activities, and more activities being planned each day by the rest of the traders.