Jean Moore and Pru Pratt run the Barnardo’s Helpers Group (BHG) stall at Fakenham Makers Market selling a variety of traditional ‘hand knits’, ranging from baby and children’s goods (coats, blankets, colourful toys and dolls clothes) to ‘warm items’ like gloves, bedsocks, hot water bottle covers and jolly tea cosies. Along with three of four helpers, Pru Pratt does most of the knitting.
Fakenham Barnardo’s Group (a team of seven now) along with other BHG’s around the country, aim to support the work of the national Barnardo’s charity with a variety of fundraising activities. Jean Moore commented: “Being part of Fakenham Makers Market enables us to extend our fundraising activities. We are familiar faces at the market, being there every month, and we are grateful for those who support us, and to Debbie and Keith Osborn who organise the market for donating the stall space to us”.
Debbie Osborn, the organiser of the market added: “When we started the market in March this year, we wanted to make sure that it retained a community focus and as well as having a number of makers from in and around Fakenham, we are delighted to support the Fakenham Barnardo’s Group in their work”.
The national charity Barnardo’s, once renowned for children’s homes, now runs and funds national and local projects addressing specific needs and helping to support and nurture children within families. For more information, please contact Janet on 01328 864134 or June on 01328 864882. Or better still, come along to Fakenham Makers Market and chat to Jean and Pru directly and maybe buy a ‘hand knit’ to show your support.