Bristol welcomes Brandon Trust's Pop-up Market
Wednesday 15 October 2014

Brandon Trust Pop Up Charity MarketLearning disability charity Brandon Trust is celebrating after their one-day pop-up market in Bristol’s Cabot Circus raised £3,225 to help fund their work in the region.

On Friday, 3 October, the market, which sold products produced at different enterprise workshops run by the Trust, was opened by TV duo The Fabulous Baker Brothers, Tom and Henry Herbert, of Hobbs House Bakery. It proved popular with shoppers throughout the day with Bristol Mayor George Ferguson and Bristol East MP Kerry McCarthy among the visitors.

In the week leading up to market day, 100 members of staff from law firm Burges Salmon volunteered alongside people with learning disabilities to make the products being sold. The Brandon Trust enterprises involved included Scotch Horn, in Nailsea, Banwell Pottery and @Worle Cafe, in Worle, Elm Tree Farm nursery and Splinters workshop in Stapleton, Bristol, and Fired Up ceramics studio in Pucklechurch, South Gloucestershire. The money collected will be invested back into these enterprises.

Brandon Trust organiser Erin Lawton said: "There was a great buzz at the market. It went really well and was a great opportunity to showcase what we do and the quality of the products our enterprises produce. The week leading up to the event was also a great success with our teams working together successfully on each site with fantastic support from the Burges Salmon volunteers. It is hoped we can do a similar event again next year and build on this first market."

Photo: The Fabulous Baker Brothers, Tom, left and Henry Herbert, at the pop-up market with Bristol Mayor George Ferguson, second left, and Brandon Trust Chief Executive Lucy Hurst-Brown, far right.