Teenage market go-ahead

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Sleaford Town Team are so close to meeting their funding target to hold a Teenage Market this year that its co-founder, Joe Barratt, has allowed them early access to the facilities of the licence.

The Town Team needed to raise £1,381 to buy the rights to run The Teenage Market in Sleaford for the first time. The initiative is a proven platform to promote young entrepreneurs and performers and has been successful in many UK towns already.

This means that it is all systems go to run the first Sleaford Teenage Market during the Love Your Local Market fortnight at the end of May, taking place on May 23.

Local youngsters can register with the website to showcase their entrepreneurial ideas, try out a new business, sell their products, and even perform to a live audience in a market place to encourage a new generation of shoppers and visitors.

Town Team chairman Clare Rayner said: “We’re so grateful for the support we’ve already received. Sleafordian Coaches, Carre’s Grammar School, Kesteven and Sleaford High School PTA, and Ray Butler Ltd have all pledged substantial amounts which have really boosted our efforts.”

Those wishing to pledge support can go to www.spacehive.com/sleafordteen
agemarket. Teenagers interested in trading or performing can contact www.
facebook.com/sleaford
townteam or email admin@sleafordtownteam.co.uk