Stone Christmas Market – 7th December

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Hot roast baps, freshly-made cakes and stalls selling Christmas gifts, wreaths, ladies’ and children’s winter fashions will be on offer at Stone’s first Christmas market.

At least 17 stalls, plus a late-night opening by Stone’s independent traders, are set to attract festive shoppers to Stone High Street in early December. Organised by Stone independent traders, the market is supported by Stone Town Council, who are donating the market stalls.

“The idea behind the market is to attract more shoppers into the High Street, which in turn helps to encourage more spending in our shops, restaurants, pubs and other businesses to create a more vibrant town,” traders’ representative Matt Williams from The Bike Shack told the Gazette. “There will be something for everyone.”

The market has chosen Stone Community Hub as its charity who will also be having a stall on the evening to promote their valuable services to the Stone community. Stone Christmas Market will be held on Wednesday, December 7,­ from 5-9pm.

 

About Stone Community Hub

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Stone Community Hub is the result of the merger of the Signpost Centre and the Stone Youth Café both of which were under threat of closure due to withdrawal of funding. The Centre welcomes more than 200 visitors each month.

The Stone Youth Café runs 1session a week for young people. The Hub provides essential support to vulnerable residents of all ages who live in Stone and surrounding villages. They aim to give hope, build self-esteem and empower them to improve their prospects and live healthier, happier lives.

They provide: Employment Advice, A Youth Café, Health and Wellbeing Sessions, Advice on Managing Debt, Social Support via a free drop-in Café and a Food Bank for those experiencing temporary hardship.

See their website here http://www.stonecommunityhub.org