‘Made in Rutland’ Raises Funds for Local Groups
The Made in Rutland Spring Craft Fair was very successful despite the wet day, with a steady stream of visitors raising over £200 to be split between Whissendine Rainbows and Brownies through selling fair-trade tea and coffee, home-made cakes and raffle tickets.
It was also very successful in encouraging people to buy locally, all the stallholders were really pleased with their sales. Many people visited the fair during the day and were impressed with the items on sale and enjoyed the atmosphere. The fair attracted many villagers, people from all over Rutland and beyond. It had a wonderful community feel.
Whissendine Brownie Guider Melanie Weaver thanked
“All the stall holders and shoppers at the Made in Rutland Craft Fayre held today in the Whissendine Village Hall., and the Rainbow, Brownie and even an odd Guide helper as well as parents and everyone who baked and attended. This is a wonderful result, especially for small village units like our own. “
Organisers Jill Fenby-Taylor and Penny Stimpson have been overwhelmed by the support they have had from everyone for the idea and the number of people they now know of who make in Rutland.
There are plans for more Made in Rutland Craft Fairs this year and they are inviting groups and charities to contact them if they would like the Made in Rutland Craft Fair to come their village or town and help them raise funds.
Anyone who makes craft items in Rutland and would like to have a stall at a future event to contact them to go on their list for possible future events. Either phone Penny and Jill on 01664 474811 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Made in Rutland
start: Monday 28 May 2012
end: Friday 28 September 2012