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Lymm mum launches Artisan Christmas Fair

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A Lymm mother of three is launching an Artisan Market at the village hall on Sunday December 17 from 11am-3pm giving local businesses a chance to promote their goods.

Rebecca Birt, has lived in Lymm for 10 years and is married with three sons, Max 9, Jake 7 and Charlie 5.

When her youngest child started school last year Rebecca decided to launch her own business Gorgeous Abode, which mainly operates online.

Rebecca explained: “It’s mainly an online business but I have exhibited at some retail shows this year, Harrogate Flower Show, Ideal Home Show – Manchester and Arley Hall Christmas Spectacular.

“Over the Christmas season, I was looking for other places to exhibit at such as Altrincham Market, Knutsford Market, Wilmslow Market etc. and it was at that point that I thought about Lymm.

“Instead of exhibiting in neighbouring towns, I thought why don’t I create an event in Lymm? I knew of at least five businesses which were like me, operated from home but went outside of the village to make sales.

“After the successes of Altrincham Market, I thought about creating an Artisan Fair in Lymm, which gave Lymm based businesses a chance to exhibit their products / talents / creativeness in their home village.

“The great thing that we have seen with the established markets in neighbouring towns, is that the increase in footfall has benefitted all businesses within those towns. If we could create a fantastic event at the Village Hall, we hope that it will generate more footfall within the village.

Rebecca added: “The support from the village has been fantastic, really encouraging and positive. The stand quality will be high, we all want to create a fantastic event. This event is a one-off but if it was successful, we could look at doing more events.”

For more information email rebecca@gorgeousabode.com

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