Santa’s coming

Santa’s coming to Fakenham Makers Market on Saturday, so don’t miss him! I’m gonna be first in the queue! 🙂

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year from us at Fakenham Makers Market.

We are looking forward to our second year of markets and have lots of stalls booked already. We have some new makers who have joined our community and we are looking forward to our first market of 2016 which is on Saturday 19th March. It seems a while away, but I can assure you, it will arrive quicker that you think!

Check out the work of Sue Johnson who makes these wonderful raggedy birds. Sue will be will be having a stall with us at 1st our first market 🙂Sue Johnson 2

Barnardo’s Helpers Group

Barnado'sJean 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.

Saturdays Market

Wow, we had a super day on Saturday. Some of our makers were demonstrating their skills for us which the visitors enjoyed.

TraceyDemo 1 ShiobhanDemo 2 JodieDemo 3 DianeDemo 4 NeilDemo 5and DebbieDemo 6all helped make it a great day and helped our visitors understand that only handmade goods are sold at our markets:-)