Teenage Market this Saturday on a ‘Back to School’ theme

Sleaford's Teenage Market. - Zoe Christopher, on her market stall, Crochet Pixie. EMN-150309-132322001
Sleaford's Teenage Market. - Zoe Christopher, on her market stall, Crochet Pixie. EMN-150309-132322001

Sleaford Town Team is putting on another fantastic Teenage Market this Saturday, timed to coincide with the beginning of the new school term, it will also coincide with Sleaford’s Historic Car and Motorcycle Show taking place in NKDC#s Eastgate car park.

The event is located in Money’s Yard in the centre of Sleaford, and takes place from 10am - 4pm on Saturday.

It will be the third Teenage Market event organised by Sleaford Town Team.

Bev Jenkins from the Town Team said: “A perfect event for families, we expect a wide variety of stalls offering a range of handmade and unique gifts plus excellent performers to keep you entertained. Make sure that you support the young people of Sleaford.”

Mrs Jenkins said: “From our very first market in May, we have gone from strength to strength, with the number of stalls tripling! Each market is bigger and better than the last, and the variety of stalls are increasing. At our July Market we were absolutely delighted to welcome the youngest ever Teenage Market trader (confirmed and verified by Teenage Market HQ) – Jay Humphries, nine years old selling sweets, this brought with it local and national press attention and we featured with Jay and JJ’s Candy in a national magazine and on radio.

“We are delighted that Jay is trading again at our next market scheduled for September 5. As well as some exciting new traders, we have amongst our returning, traders, Dan Weston – Dan’s handmade items, Dan will be making and selling wooden ornaments and using a wood lathe to show the skill required to produce them. We have George Terry – Terry’s Treasures, George has traded at every single one of our markets since our launch, selling fantastic and beautifully presented gift packs, Joe Butler of Alright Ducky, again Joe has traded at every market since our launch.”

Mrs Jenkins went on: “We have a fantastic young girl called Lucy Massey, running Cherry Blossom, who sells stunning vintage and shabby chic items, Lucy traded for the first time in July but is booked in several future markets.”

She was particularly excited to welcome a new trader, Lauren Graves, of Vintage Chic/Magnolia Homemade, who will be selling items and raising money this Saturday in aid of the charity ‘Mind’ for their ‘time to talk’ initiative, which promotes communication about mental health. This charity encourages people to communicate more about mental health issues and not be afraid to talk about it.

Mrs Jenkins said: “This is a fantastic cause and we are delighted that Lauren has chosen Sleaford Teenage Market as a platform for this. We are also beginning to attract traders and performers from outside of Lincolnshire now, which just goes to prove what a brilliant opportunity The Teenage Market platform is for youngsters.”

For more details or if you would like to be a Teenage Marketer yourself then you can sign up on the Teenage Market website: www.theteenagemarket.co.uk/market/ttmarket-865754/