GALLERY: Crowds flock to mammoth indoor market at Wisbech Grammar School to support Norfolk hospice

13:39 25 March 2014

Fund raising at Wisbech Grammar School: (Right)  Jane Brown (manager of Wisbech shop Norfolk Hospice)  left is Maggie Wharrier who volunteers.

Fund raising at Wisbech Grammar School: (Right) Jane Brown (manager of Wisbech shop Norfolk Hospice) left is Maggie Wharrier who volunteers.

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A mammoth indoor market has been staged at Wisbech Grammar School to swell funds for Tapping House, the Norfolk Hospice.

Fund raising at Wisbech Grammar School: (Left)Eleanor Sloan age 12 and right Jasmine Lemon age 12 they both made the cake themselvesFund raising at Wisbech Grammar School: (Left)Eleanor Sloan age 12 and right Jasmine Lemon age 12 they both made the cake themselves

The Friends of Wisbech Grammar School’s second ‘Family spring extravaganza’, which was held in memory of the Magdalene House receptionist, Mrs Angela Notley, attracted more than 300 people to the day-long sale.

Thirty pupils and 20 parents and members of staff lent a hand, and the 40 stalls ranged from paintings by former Wisbech Grammar School pupil and acclaimed artist Louise Stebbing to jewellery, hand-sewn bags and acupuncture.

Helpers transformed the school’s dining hall into a spring cafe with home-made bunting, and visitors tucked into home cooked lunches of quiche, jacket potato and salad, together with five kinds of cakes, scones and sausage butties.

Charities coordinator Miss Jan Wildman said: “This has become an established part of the spring scene in Wisbech and we look forward to welcoming even more visitors next year.”

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