Mile Farm Shop hosts charity pop-up market and family fun day to help Nepalese schools

A Pocklington farm shop is hosting a pop-up market next month to raise funds for Nepalese schools.

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 4:43 pm
Ally Hemesley, Maxine Brown, Jo Barnes, Romulus the Nigerian dwarf goat, and Sue Leighton at the farm shop.

The Mile Farm Shop is holding a pop up market and family fun day on Saturday, June 5, to raise funds for Helping Hands for Nepal – a small group helping local Nepali organisations enhance education.

Organised by Maxine Brown and Sue Leighton, the event will feature 25 Yorkshire stall holders selling crafts, gifts, and curios.

Entry to the event is free and refreshments will be available.

Stall holders at the event include Butterflies Chocolates, Fetlock and Feathers, Tins ‘n’ Tubes, Mini Tank Heroes, Crafty Little Miss, Kind Hearted, DIY Terrariums, Flamingo Paperie, Stitched by Lynne, AmaDablam Cashme and Dizzy Rich Designs.

There will also be children’s mini tank driving with Mini Tank Heroes and Nigerian dwarf goat walking.

Mrs Brown said: “Nepal suffered a devastating earthquake in 2015 and many lives were lost. Hundreds of thousands of people were made homeless with entire villages flattened across the country.

“I joined a small international group of volunteers in Kathmandu, organised by a Nepalese friend, Gokul Thapa, and we trekked to a rural village in Rasuwa District.”

Jo Barnes, who runs the Mile farm shop, café and campsite with husband Colin, said: “We’re very lucky to have access to good quality education for our children. It’s good to be able to help children who are less fortunate than ours by hosting this event for Helping Hands for Nepal.”