GALLERY: Crowds flock to mammoth indoor market at Wisbech Grammar School to support Norfolk hospice

13:39 25 March 2014

Fund raising at Wisbech Grammar School: (Right)  Jane Brown (manager of Wisbech shop Norfolk Hospice)  left is Maggie Wharrier who volunteers.

Fund raising at Wisbech Grammar School: (Right) Jane Brown (manager of Wisbech shop Norfolk Hospice) left is Maggie Wharrier who volunteers.

Copyright: Barry Giddings

A mammoth indoor market has been staged at Wisbech Grammar School to swell funds for Tapping House, the Norfolk Hospice.

Fund raising at Wisbech Grammar School: (Left)Eleanor Sloan age 12 and right Jasmine Lemon age 12 they both made the cake themselvesFund raising at Wisbech Grammar School: (Left)Eleanor Sloan age 12 and right Jasmine Lemon age 12 they both made the cake themselves

The Friends of Wisbech Grammar School’s second ‘Family spring extravaganza’, which was held in memory of the Magdalene House receptionist, Mrs Angela Notley, attracted more than 300 people to the day-long sale.

Thirty pupils and 20 parents and members of staff lent a hand, and the 40 stalls ranged from paintings by former Wisbech Grammar School pupil and acclaimed artist Louise Stebbing to jewellery, hand-sewn bags and acupuncture.

Helpers transformed the school’s dining hall into a spring cafe with home-made bunting, and visitors tucked into home cooked lunches of quiche, jacket potato and salad, together with five kinds of cakes, scones and sausage butties.

Charities coordinator Miss Jan Wildman said: “This has become an established part of the spring scene in Wisbech and we look forward to welcoming even more visitors next year.”

0 comments

More news stories

10:59
Charity trustee Alan Sharkey with the empty defibrillator box. Picture: STEVE WILLIAMS

Thieves have stolen a community defibrillator from outside the home of a charity founder.

10:23
Please help find Goochie the blind and deaf dog

Two search parties - one setting off at 6am and one at 9am - will be trying to find a blind and deaf dog after his owner believes he was stolen.

City Road car park in March.

No car parking charges can be introduced in Fenland’s market town car parks until a comprehensive spending review is carried out, which councillors are confident would prove they are not a good idea, it was agreed at Fenland District Council last night.

15:45
Althea Waites standing underneath her flag outside the House of Commons.

Primary school pupil Althea Waites is flying high after her flag design won a competition – and it is now flapping outside the House of Commons.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Cambs Times e-edition today E-edition