Thamesmead Community market to host bake sale for cancer charity

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This Friday (27 September) Peabody’s Thamesmead Information Hub will host an extra special community market bake sale to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The housing association, which has revamped and reopened the 1960s Yarnton way building, is asking local people to come along and help them raise money for the cancer charity. The hub space, which is used for exhibitions and community events, also hosts Thamesmead’s community archive as well as Peabody offices.

It is now a regular base for the Thamesmead community market, which has a range of stalls showcasing local businesses, and which attracted more than 200 people when it launched last year.  It is organised by local resident, Catherine Molnar, with support from the Peabody Community Fund and Made in Thamesmead – Peabody’s enterprise programme to help local people grow their businesses.

The programme has been set up as a platform for the local business community within Thamesmead and the surrounding areas to promote their businesses, advertise upcoming events, share their ideas, news, interesting stories and to provide a business support network.

If you are a keen baker and want to sell your baked goods to raise money for Macmillan, please contact [email protected]

If you would like to know more about Thamesmead’s Community Fund, the Made in Thamesmead programme, or get involved with this week’s bake sale visit www.thamesmeadnow.org.uk

The bake sale will be at the hub from 9am until 1pm on Friday.

 

Sarah-Jane Day, Information Manager at Peabody said:

“Holding this event is a great way for people to catch up over a cup of tea or coffee whilst enjoying a sweet treat in a great space.  We hope people will be able to come along to show support for this great cause. There will be tea, cake, coffee, market stalls, massage, a pop up nail salon as well as lots of information about what's going on in Thamesmead.”

Last year, Peabody helped Macmillan raise over £26 million to help provide vital services that support people who are living or affected by cancer in the UK, and this year the housing association hopes to help them raise more.