Good news for charities from Farmers Market

EGREMONT Farmers’, Craft and Fair Trade Market is starting the new year with some good news about the charities which the market supports.

Judy Taylor from Gosforth has been producing and selling photographic cards in aid of Cancer Research UK, and latterly also Breast Cancer Care.

To date she has raised a grand total of £10,000. Almost all of this money has been raised at the market.

Also Felicity and Ian Watson and Sandra Stilling have provided refreshments at the market for many years in aid of West Cumbria Hospice at Home.

They raised £2,319 last year alone for this local charity – through the generosity and support of Egremont people.

This year many varied groups have provided homemade delicious refreshments for customers – some of these include charities, for example Seascale and St Bees NSPCC (over £350), Friends of Egremont Castle (£100),

Beckermet School (£150), Lamplugh School (£140), Various WI groups (approximately £400) and Egremont Inner Wheel, which they will divide between Salvation Army Whitehaven, and Parkinson’s West Cumbria (£171.10).

Blood bikes, West House, Cancer Support, Egremont Amenity Committee and others have also raised awareness and money for their causes at the market this year.

The next Egremont Farmers’ Craft and Fairtrade Market will be on Friday, January 15th in Egremont Market Hall between 9.30 and 1pm (and then every third Friday).

Lots of locally produced foods and crafts are on sale, including a Gluten- free baker Jane Hurd for Penrith and herbs and aloe vera products for your January detox.

Market recipe books are on sale at £3.00.

A free bus is available for customers of the market, starting in Bootle at 9.30am and stopping where necessary from Ravenglass, Seascale and Gosforth and can be booked by contacting Gill Howe (Muncaster Microbus) on 01229 717229.

For more details regarding the market please contact Helen on 07901790734.