AN event designed to raise thousands of pounds for a host of good causes in South Derbyshire has been announced.
The sale of work fund-raising initiative will take place on Saturday, November 9 and will see traders come together in the grounds and halls of Repton School to raise charity cash.
Last year the event raised £26,000 and it went to help the likes of St Wystan’s Church, Repton Primary School and Repton Scout Group.
Organisers this year are hoping to smash a target of £30,000.
Dan Clark, who is helping organise the event, said: “Sale of work aims to raise as much money as possible for local, national and international charities.
“Last year more than £26,000 was raised as result of the main event on the day as well as cabarets, dinners and auctions.
“Around 60 per cent of that went to charities and organisations within a 10 mile radius of Repton including St Wystan’s Church, the Repton Scout Group, Repton Neighbourhood Help, Repton Casuals, Repton Village Hall, Repton Primary School and Newton Solney Infant School.
“We hope that each year the combined good work of the school and the village can make a real difference to the excellent work they do.
“To raise such large sums of money requires a lot of hard work.
“Gifts and help in making items like cakes or craft work would be very much appreciated.
“This year will see a number of new stalls including a specialist book selling stall among the offerings.”
Groups or organisations withing a 10 mile radius of Repton can put forward an application for a slice of the money raised at the event by emailing email@example.com
Mr Clark added: “So whether it’s the ducking tool, the homemade Christmas puddings or the artisan jewellery and olive oils that take your fancy, we hope that you will come along and enjoy the day. Do come along and help raise a significant sum for charity.”