Over 1200 people attended our first Festive Pop Up Market in Chester. The one day event was held at the Wesley Church Centre on St John Street in Chester on Saturday 30th November. Massive crowds took the quick detour from the high street to support our charity, guided by a team of volunteer elves.
Gladly nobody left empty handed, with over 20 artisan stall holders selling their festive wares. Everything from beautiful handmade jewellery, to luxury hampers and Christmas candles were on offer and all to the backdrop of amazing live music.
The wonderful Waite Collective kicked off the proceedings followed by the Fascinating Saxes and the beautiful Songsmiths, whom at one point got the whole crowd involved.
And of course what sort of Festive Event would it be without a visit from Santa in his very own Grotto, sponsored by local Chartered Surveyors Legat Owen. The man himself attended the event in his full regalia giving out pressies and taking requests from local children. It was a fantastic start to the festive season.
Organised from start to finish by a small team of ‘Friends of Save the Family’ (volunteers dedicated to fundraising). Over £3000 was raised which will help to provide practical support for homeless families over the Christmas period.
We would like to thank the @wesleychurchcentrechester for the loan of their venue, all of the stall holders for their amazing products, the live acts who put on a show for the guests and all of the volunteers who gave their time to ensure the 1200 visitors had a fab time.