Street market backs local charities

CHARITY will begin at home when Brighouse holds its second Totally Locally street market on Saturday, August 27.

Organisers of the event, which will feature 39 stalls, have decided to support two charities - Overgate Hospice at Elland and Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.

Lesley Adams of Brighouse Business Initiative said: “We decided to carry the Totally Locally theme through to our two local charities which do such excellent work for the community.

“The aim of the street market is to support Brighouse businesses and encourage visitors to the town but we also want to give something back. Both charities will have stalls on the street market and there will be collections.”

Jason Costello, partnership development officer for Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, said: “This initiative shows the vision of retailers in the town and helps to promote Brighouse as a community that works together.

“As far as I’m aware this is the first example of the town centre retailers coming together as a group to raise vital funds that will provide care for families in their darkest days.”

Trcaey Broadbent, retail co-ordinator for Overgate Hospice, said the market would be a great opportunity for the charity to tell people about its work and raise funds.

“We have three shops in Brighouse and great support from people in the town. At the street market we will be selling cakes and home-made goods, promoting our lottery and urging people to sign up for our Midnight Walk on September 10.”

Brighouse Rest Centre in Park Row will be be open on August 27 to sell drinks and refreshments. The stalls will run along Park Street and Commercial Street.