Eastbourne-based charitable trust Lark In The Park is holding a Community Fayre on the first Saturday in March to raise funds for its valuable work supporting children with special needs and disabilities. I'm hoping there might be a few Easter-themed novelties to snap up.
Founded in 1999, the initial aim of Lark In The Park was to purchase minibus with adaptations for wheelchair use. This was achieved and the minibus is now based at South Downs School. The charity also organises holidays for children and their families, and has been hosting popular Christmas parties since 2005.
I have been investigating the arty and crafty Community Fayre stallholders and there will be quite a variety of wares on offer: Purple Butterfly Crafts create bespoke baby and celebration gifts including the cutest flannel rabbits. Tickles Face Painting will be in attendance with gorgeous designs that aren't just for children. Treasured Moments In Time create 'mini memories' pressed into silver pendants, a child's first handprints or even a beloved pet's paw print. For the sweet-toothed among us (that will be me then), there's Sovereign Cakes who make the most delicious looking cupcakes. Off topic, but I noticed on FB that they have a Valentine's deal with another Community Fayre stallholder, WhichFlowers4U - a pot pourri red heart with a half dozen mini cupcakes. Although obviously, your Valentine won't thank you if you wait until the Fayre to buy this! Back at the Fayre, Dragonflies Dreaming make hair clips and wooden items, Busy Bunting handmakes personalised bunting using bright fun fabrics and Sew Retro stitches fabulously mad fabric monsters, Fripperies4U create beaded and semi-precious jewellery and previous bloggee Katrina Evans of Malaika will be bringing her crocheted amigurumi and children's craft items.
Also in attendance will be Tuppenny Toys, Louise Clare Holistics and Forever Living. For refreshments, I'm told not only will there be teas and coffees but also a dedicated area in which to sit back and savour!
The Lark In The Park Facebook event page has more information about the Fayre although, if you wanted to have a stall there, I'm afraid you're already too late. All the available places were snapped up very quickly. The good news however, is that the charity is running several other events through the year so keep an eye on their website for further opportunities.
St Andrew's Parish Hall, Sat 2nd Mar, 10:00-12:30.