Balcombe Village Market

Glenda Thomson runs fairs for the sale of crafts, gifts and local produce. For example, Cuckfield Fair, Uckfield, Chellwood Gate, schools, Women's Institute, Plumpton Agricultural College (farmer's market), Ashdown fete.

She is now planning a regular village market on Saturday mornings in the Victory Hall. Stalls will be available for hire for £20. One stall will be provided free for a charity. Stalls outside are free, but a donation to charity is expected.

If you or your organisation have crafts, gifts or produce for sale, please contact Glenda Thomson by email or ring 01444 811462.

You can download the booking form here.

2017 Market days

March 18 (£107.40 donated to the Balcombe Care Volunteer Group)

April 22

June 17

September 16

November 11


2016 Market days

April 16 
(£388.30 donated to the Victory Hall Management)

June 18 (£625 donated to M.E.Research UK. The overall figure was made from the lovely food, 2 Raffles plus a donation from the market & will be passed on to M.E Research UK to help further biomedical research into the causes & treatment of M.E .)

Sept 24 (£300 donation to Balcombe Care Group)

Nov 12 (£522 donation to St.Catherine's Hospice)

2015 Market days

March 21
(Donation to Paws & Claws)

June 6 (£529.22 donation to St Marys Church fund raising)

Aug 22 (£447 donation to Victory Hall Management)

Sept 26 (£546 donated to Chestnut Tree Childrens Hospice)

Nov 7 (Donation toTiggers Pre School. Xmas Market.)

2014 Market days

April 26
(£600 donated to Royal British Legion. Reg. 21927)

June 14 (Donation to St. Mary's Parish Church. Reg to follow)

Aug 30 (Donation to Victory Hall Management)

Oct 25 (Donation to St Catherine's Hospice)

Nov 29 (Donation to Tiggers Play Group)

2013 Market Days

April 21
(charity: Chestnut Tree Children's Hospice)

June 22 (donation to Balcombe Youth Club)

August 31 (£504.80 donation to Victory Hall Management)

October 19 (£624 donated to St. Catherine's Hospice)

November 30 (donation to Tiggers)

2012 Market Days

April 21
£475.20 was raised for Action for Deafness

June 23 (charity: Help for Heroes)

Aug 25 (charity: Victory Hall Management)

Oct 20 (charity: St Catherines Hospice)

Nov 17 (charity: Balcombe PTA)

2011 Market Days

16th April
25th June
27th August £612 was raised for costs and maintenance of the Victory Hall
15th October Charity donation to St Catherine's Hospice
12th November Charity donation to Tiggers Playgroup

2010 Market Days

27th March
£430 was raised for the children's hospice Chestnut Tree House
29 May
Charity donation to Mencap
26 June Charity donation to Paws & Claws
28 August Charity donation to Victory Hall
30 October Charity donation to St Catherines Hospice  (£607.55 was raised)

2009 Market Days

29th August 2009
Victory Hall Management charity table (raised £442 for insulation of roof to protect the murals)

31st October British Legion charity table, with refreshments from Tiggers nursery

28th November 2009

2008 Market Days

31st May 2008

The first market day was a great success. £240 was raised for The Children's Trust. Notable donations were from Alison Fielder, who is a chef working for the Trust; she donated all profits from the excellent refreshments stall. Also thanks to Selsey Seafood for their donation. Thanks to Starbucks at Haywards Heath for their donation of the hamper raffle prize; they will continue to support the charities at the market.

21st June 2008

Laines provided a stall for organic vegetables and strawberries. £144 was raised for the RNLI

30th August 2008

£131.35 was raised for the charity Vera Lynn Trust for Children with Cerebral Palsy. Read this letter of thanks from Veral Lynn.

20th September 2008

£165.20 was raised for the charity St Catherine's Hospice

25th October 2008

£230 was raised for Breast Cancer Care. £62 of this was from the sale of speciality breads from Fellowes bakery in Ardingly.

29th November 2008

The sponsored charity was Kate's Trust.


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