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Schools and charities come together to support Penrith’s artisan market

Quality cake is just one of the appetising attractions at the first Gifted Eden Artisan Market in Penrith on Saturday 16 April 2016 at St Andrew’s Church Yard.
Quality cake is just one of the appetising attractions at the first Gifted Eden Artisan Market in Penrith on Saturday 16 April 2016 at St Andrew’s Church Yard.

[C]umbria’s newest artisan market, Gifted Eden, takes place on Saturday 16  April 2016 with huge support from lots of local community groups. Cumbrian schools and charities have rallied to make the first Gifted Eden market a real spectacular with magic, music and, perhaps best of all, cake!

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School’s Magic Club will be amazing the crowds with their own special kind of magic while the Ullswater Community College musicians create a street festival atmosphere.

Also joining in the community buzz will be wonderful local charity Eden Mencap Society; they are currently fundraising to buy their building and you can help by visiting the stall and hearing all about their Donate A Brick appeal. While you’re there you can purchase some homemade vegetable cakes!

Jacqui Taylor, Chief Officer at Eden Mencap Society is excited about the market, she said: “Eden Mencap Society (EMS) is privileged to be involved in Gifted Eden. As a local charity who supports children, young people and adults with learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum disorders in the Eden Valley we delight in taking part in local community activities.

“The market enables those we support to engage in meaningful activities and interact with the public; it also gives us the chance to share our message and raise the profile of the work we do in our community.

We hope to encourage the community to support us in our aim to buy our home and provide opportunities and services for future generations.”

Gifted Eden takes place in St Andrew’s Churchyard, Penrith from 9am until 4pm on Sat 16 April and will continue on the third Saturday of every month thereafter. For more information visit www.giftededen.co.uk

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