North Walsham Sunday markets rake in cash for charity

North Walsham Mayor Barry Hester and town councillor Robert Murphy (left) present a cheque to member

North Walsham Mayor Barry Hester and town councillor Robert Murphy (left) present a cheque to members of the town's Voyager group. Picture: NORTH WALSHAM TOWN COUNCIL - Credit: Archant

Sunday markets in North Walsham have helped raise £800 for a social group which supports elderly people.

The markets were launched in 2014 by North Walsham Town Council and community interest company Regenerate North Walsham and draw people into the town on the last Sunday of each month to enjoy a mixture of Farmers' Market and craft stalls, and live music.

Half of the proceeds are given away quarterly to a local good cause, connected to this year's market theme of supporting the elderly.

Town mayor Barry Hester handed over the latest cheque to representatives from social group Voyager, which meets in the town.

The Sunday markets open from 10am until approximately 2pm with free parking at the Vicarage Street Car Park.

The annual Christmas market, on Sunday December 18, gives 100pc of stall fees to the mayor's chosen charity. Mr Hester is splitting his fund between the North Walsham Dementia Support Group and the St Nicholas Church First World War east window restoration project.