Thousands expected at Sheffield charity street market

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THOUSANDS of people are expected to flock to a popular street market in Sheffield later this month.

A total of 80 colourful stalls will fill Sharrow Vale Road and a nearby car park for the Sharrow Vale Market from 12noon to 4pm on Sunday, April 22.

Locally-grown produce and speciality cakes, pickles and preserves will be on sale, along with a treasure trove of crafts and fashions.

The market, run regularly by the Sharrow Vale Community Association with the support of the community since 2009, is supporting charities Age UK and Whirlow Hall Farm Trust.

Association secretary Shelley Cockayne said: “We are looking forward to welcoming thousands of visitors to the area once more and showcasing the wonderful array of shops and facilities situated in the area.”

Businesses, residents and churches in the Sharrow Vale area are involved with organising the market.

It will also include a bouncy castle for children and entertainment.

Acts Chris Walker and the DJangonauts, Gemolade and Sunny Gets Blue are performing, plus the association’s resident DJ Dave.

Both Age UK and Whirlow Hall Farm Trust will have stalls near the entertainment area.

Shelley said: “The association raises money through the markets for charities, Hunter’s Bar Junior and Infant schools and to improve the local area with flower filled planters, litter picking, graffiti removal and river bank clean ups so that both local residents and visitors enjoy shopping or spending time in the area.

“The association’s aim is to raise the profile of this brilliant and slightly unusual little area of independent shops, businesses and cafes.

“We want to improve the general quality of life, culture and the environment for residents, students and visitors.”