Farmers Market and Jumble success for Hospice

10 May 2016

Hundreds of people gathered to enjoy the hot spring sunshine at Wigan and Leigh Hospice on Sunday (8 May) for its first ever Farmers Market and Summer Jumble Sale, raising almost £3,500 for the charity.

Over 40 local producers selling meat, veg, sweets, honey, plants, flowers, cakes, gifts, jams and preserves went along to sell their produce and support the Hospice.

The Hospice's retail team also held a Summer Jumble Sale, with summer clothes and shoes as well as bags, toys, jewellery and bric-a-brac on sale.

Stone baked pizzas, ice creams, cakes, hot dogs, pancakes and waffles ensured the crowds were well fed and Wigan Ukulele Club provided the entertainment.

Farmers Market and Jumble success for Hospice

Christine Edwardson, Community Fundraiser for Wigan and Leigh Hospice, said: "Our Farmers Market and Summer Jumble Sale were a huge success and we were delighted with the turnout on the day, which was no doubt helped along by the wonderful weather last weekend.

"We would really like to thank all the local producers and stall holders who came for supporting the event and our wonderful team of volunteers for giving up their day to help. The feedback has been really positive so we will certainly look to organise another Farmers Market in the future. Several of the stalls have already signed up for our annual Garden Party on 6th August too."

Kate Gaynor, Retail Manager, said: "The Jumble Sale was fantastic and we had a really great turnout for some fabulous summer bargains. As always, our volunteers were wonderful, selling clothes and serving refreshments. Keep an eye out on our website for future Jumble Sales dates."

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