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 £18. One stall will be provided free for a charity. Stalls outside are free, but a donation to charity is expected.
You can download the booking form here.
2013 Market Days
April 21 (charity: Chestnut Tree Children's Hospice)
June 22 (donation to Balcombe Youth Club)
August 31 (donation to Victory Hall Management)
October 19 (charity 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
2010 Market Days
27th March £430 was raised for the children's hospice Chestnut Tree House
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
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.