Bristol's first pop up market
Friday 10 October 2014

Pop Up Charity Market At Cabot CircusTwo months ago I was set a challenge; to project manage a pop up market using 96 volunteers from UK law firm Burges Salmon to help our social enterprises create high-quality products to sell at the market, and I accepted it! I set about this fantastic opportunity with slight trepidation, but bags of enthusiasm.

The volunteers started the week with a little fear and apprehension, however they finished it feeling humbled, appreciating the chance to be involved.

I enjoyed pulling all of the sections together; the volunteers, market stalls and displays. I have built some really great relationships over the past few weeks across all of the services involved and also with Burges Salmon. The market sold pottery and craft items as well as fresh produce from Elm Tree Farm. All of the items sold were of great quality and showcased how talented and committed the people we support are. The market provided publicity and did a great job at increasing Brandon Trust’s profile.

The sales for the day totalled £3,318 which exceeded my expectations. I've been asked to do a similar market on a slightly smaller scale at the beginning of December, so hopefully this will be something that we can keep doing. The experience has certainly brought new meaning to the word teamwork! Everyone played their part. Well done and thank you.

Erin Lawton
Individual Giving Fundraiser