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Make it Marple Mellor Country House

A fundraiser is being organised by the Make It Marple craft makers - to help support the work of Mellor Country House.

Nancy Collantine from Make It Marple says the crafters are hoping to raise several hundred pounds with a special raffle prize featuring various pieces from the market's artisan specialists.

The value of the raffle prize is estimated to be about £400 and will include various items such as chocolates, beers, ceramics, festive decorations, silver jewellery, art work, candles, a Marple calendar and much more. These are all items which are regularly on sale at the monthly artisan market.

Tickets can be purchased at the forthcoming Make It Marple Christmas Night Market on Saturday December 15 from 4pm to 8pm at The Railway pub.

Nancy said: "We want to support the work of Mellor Country House and this promises to be a great prize for the lucky winner.''

Another fundraiser is being held in January for the same charity when Mellor Country House supporter Roz Hughes is holding a `Handbags at Dusk' event.

Being held at The Northumberland Arms, the event will be on Monday January 21 from 6.30pm to 9pm. Roz is asking for donations of pre-loved handbags which will then be sold on the night.

She said: "Many local Marple people support the work of Mellor Country House and this is an opportunity to help raise much needed revenue.''

The house was originally built 111 years ago to support mill workers from Salford/Manchester areas. Today it provides respite breaks for groups, families and carers who otherwise would not be able to enjoy a break in the countryside.''

Totally self-funding, it is open from March to October and takes around 650 guests every year.

If you have some handbags you not longer use, why not donate them to a worthy cause? They can be left at The Northumberland Arms ahead of the event.