Craft Fair

Craft fair in aid of mental health charity

Posted on December 11, 2018

A popular Plymouth restaurant is bringing a craft fair to the city to raise money for their chosen charity, Mind, a charity that helps to support and give advice to people who suffer with mental health issues.

The Stable, situated on the Barbican will be hosting the Craft Fair on Sunday, January 13 and welcomes all lovers of arts and crafts to attend where there will be a variety of stations, including an Etsy sale, for attendees to get stuck in and get crafty.

In the next few weeks leading up to the fair, 'Stablehands' will be crafting and creating various items including cushion covers made from up-cycled clothes, candles made from candle ends at The Stable, face scrubs and soaps using coffee grounds and more.

The Etsy Plymouth teamThe Etsy Plymouth team will be selling some goods at the fair

Although there is no obligation to buy or create, for a small donation attendees can create and take part in some activities including origami, and salt dough figure painting and sewing. On top of this, The Stable's assistant manager Kate will be teaching crafts for those who wish to learn.

The Stable actively pushes 'reduce, reuse and recycle' and the fair aims to fully embody this company value while raising money for an important cause.

Entry to the fair will be £1 per person and all ages are welcome. Tickets will allow each person a free drink in exchange - either half a pint of cider, a hot drink or a soft drink. Tickets to the event can be purchased in advance in store.

The event will run from 11:30am - 4pm and The Stable's range of ciders, pizzas and £6.50 lunch menu will also be available to order from.

What is the charity Mind?

Mind is a charity which operates under the belief that nobody should have to face a mental health problem alone. They are there to listen, give support and advice and provide reliable information to change the lives of anyone who may be struggling. One in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem in any given year but only a quarter of those receive the support they require, and Mind aims to change that.

There is currently a network of around 130 local Minds across England and Wales that offer specialised support and care based on the needs of the communities they support.

In the last year, local Mind services have supported over 425,000 people and their website provides accurate and useful information for anyone who may need it.

You can find out more about the fantastic work the charity does here

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