Market aims to help raise charity funds

Brought to you by the News Guardian.
Brought to you by the News Guardian.

A community market is being held to help raise funds for charity.

Local businesses and craftspeople are attending the event which will help raise money for the Children’s Heart Unit Fund (CHUF) at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle and Isle Drive Safe – Remember Evey.

The Whitley Bay community market is taking place on Sunday, November 15, from 1.30pm to 4.30pm at Cullercoats Community Centre. Stalls include home decor, food, floristry, health and beauty, relaxation, arts and more.

Children can also take part in a sing-a-long session at 1.45pm, animal handling at 2.30pm, and a superhero/princess party at 3.30pm. Entry costs £2.50 per child for all activities.

There will also be face painting, glitter tattoos and a raffle.

Organiser Emma Spacey said: “The community market is a one-off event set-up so that local businesses can come together to sell and promote their products and services under one roof.

“The idea behind the market is that people will use local businesses on the day and in the future and therefore reinvest back into the local economy and community.”

Emma selected CHUF as one of the charities as Scarlett Ungurs, the daughter of a friend, underwent a heart transplant at the Freeman Hospital.

In June 2011, she was diagnosed with a virus of the heart but after showing improvement, she was taken off the transplant list the following month.

But she suffered heart failure and was placed on life support, undergoing nine operations before having a heart transplant.

Scarlett, along with her mother Ashleigh, will also be attending the event, running a stall on behalf of CHUF and organ donation.

For more information on the event visit www.facebook.com/Whitleybaycommunitymarket