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£2,890raised of £5,000 target by 37 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,890 to establish a Community Market on Ham Parade selling fruit & veg, meat, cheeses, bread & cakes, plus street foods and arts & crafts.

    Ham Parade, Richmond
    Funded on Sunday, 31st December 2017

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    In the last few years Ham Parade has lost its greengrocers, butchers and bank. The remaining shops have noticed a decline in footfall. To save our high street, we are bringing a food and crafts market to Ham to encourage the community to come back to the parade and bring in more visitors.

    Who are we?

    Matt, Emily, David, Alison, Kevin, Jean and Claudia who all live locally. We have set up a Community Interest Company (CIC) to launch and run the market with all profits made by the CIC reinvested back into our local community. Read more about it here.

    Long term, we have exciting plans to organise seasonal events, such as Christmas Carols, and put up a permanent pavilion on the grass opposite Taylor's Wine Shop to host bands and children's entertainment. Our ultimate aim is to set up a community-owned shop on Ham Parade.

    What will the Market be like?

    It will sell fresh fruit & veg, dairy, sausages, Italian Greek & Ethiopian food, honey-based beauty products, ready-made meals and garden plants, plus street foods and arts & crafts. It will also host entertainment for all ages including bands, face painting and more.

    Our motto is 'For the community, by the community."

    We will support one local charity each month, supplying them with a gazebo and raise money for them with a raffle. We also intend to set up a fund to provide small grants to local charities on a regular basis.

    What do we need the money for?

    - essential equipment such as gazebos, lights and sound systems

    - marketing costs to cover banners, flyers and advertising

    - extra activities at Christmas (decorations, Santa, Choirs)

    - licensing costs for road closures, market insurances

    - preparations for a share-issue to achieve our goal of opening a community owned-and-run shop on Ham Parade.

    We hope that Ham Parade Market will earn a reputation as a well-run market that attracts top quality stallholders and delivers what visitors and local people want, combined with fun for everyone.

    With your support we can achieve this aim, please donate today. We look forward to seeing you at the first market on Sat 7th October. Thank you, the Ham Parade Committee.



    • David Butcher for Ham Parade Market 1 year ago
      David Butcher for Ham Parade Market

      David Butcher for Ham Parade Market

      1 year ago

      We're really excited that 22 stalls have signed up to be at our first market, including organic veg from Greener Greens, sausages from Boarstall Meats, dairy from Batch Cheese Farm, and honey-infused beauty products from Bee Inspired. With less than 2 weeks to go till 7th October, we've raised over a third of the money we need to cover our start-up costs. But we're still more than £3,000 short. Please donate what you can to help us bring this much-needed market to our community.

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    Page last updated on: 11/21/2017 9:52 PM



    • Thomas Heller

      Thomas Heller

      Nov 21, 2017


    • Fred Bartholomew

      Fred Bartholomew

      Nov 1, 2017

      Good luck, hope it goes well


    • Anonymous


      Oct 14, 2017

      Well done you guys at Ham Parade Market, the area deserves to be supported by everyone, the Lyons family


    • Dave M (RAGS)

      Dave M (RAGS)

      Oct 11, 2017

      Well done Butch.


    • Michael Bottom

      Michael Bottom

      Oct 10, 2017

      Good luck Butchers Army!


    • Warren


      Oct 9, 2017

      Keep up the great work team Ham


    • Susan Paine

      Susan Paine

      Oct 6, 2017

      This is a brilliant way to put back life into the parade!


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    David Butcher for Ham Parade Market

    David Butcher for Ham Parade Market

    Ham Parade, Richmond

    I'm a local resident working alongside other like minded volunteers to bring the community a vibrant local shopping environment

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