December 10 2013 Latest news:
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Talented artisans and craftspeople assembled today to put on Norwich’s largest craft fair – and raise cash for a vital hospital appeal.
The event in Chapelfield Gardens today was organised by two Norwich Rotary clubs in aid of the Targeted Radiotherapy Appeal at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
The appeal aims to raise £600,000 to provide state-of-the-art facilities for people undergoing internal radiotherapy at the hospital, and the participating clubs, Norwich Marchesi and Thorpe St Andrew rotary clubs, hope to raise £34,000 for an anaesthetic machine.
Visitors had more than 110 stalls to choose from, including leatherwork, home-made soap, ceramics, cakes and woodwork, with BBC Look East presenter Carol Bundock compering the day and the soundtrack provided by live musicians playing in the bandstand.
Those looking to get their hands dirty could even have a go themselves and learn the traditional craft skills.
For more on this story, see Monday’s Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News.