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Volunteers celebrate award win

By MIG: Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: August 11, 2013

Marc Briand and Sarah Woolliscroft, co-founders of the Sunday Supplement in Leek.

Marc Briand and Sarah Woolliscroft, co-founders of the Sunday Supplement in Leek.

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VOLUNTEERS who have helped to set up an extra monthly trading day in the Staffordshire Moorlands are celebrating after winning an award.

 

The Totally Locally Sunday Supplement in Leek has won the regional Business and Economy Category of the Town’s Alive 2013 Awards, and organisers will find out in November if they have won the national award.

The Sunday Supplement event has been running, once a month, in Leek since June last year, and the addition of a Sunday Supplement Market was introduced in September. The event sees many independent shops within the market town opening their doors for trade every first Sunday of the month as well as local makers and craftspeople showcasing their wares from outdoor stalls lining the Sheepmarket, Stanley Street, and bottom of Market Place areas.

Co-organiser Sarah Woolliscroft said: "It's going very well, when we started the market we had 14 stalls, now we have 35 stalls and it's still growing.

"I think it is fabulous that we have won the regional award for the Business and Economy Category."

Fellow organiser Marc Briand added: "We are really thankful to everyone who has supported the Sunday Supplement from the stall holders and businesses to the customers."

The next Totally Locally Sunday Supplement will take place on August 4 and every first Sunday of the month thereafter. The team are also planning a special festive Sunday Supplement on December 15.

Marc said: "We are aiming to be able to spread the Sunday Supplement market across the town, starting with having additional stalls in Derby Street, and then after that in Sparrow Park once we have the licence to be able to do this."

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