Made in Somerset took place at The White Hart Inn in the Market Place in Somerton during May 2015. Around 30 local artisans and small businesses exhibited throughout the day, with gifts on offer raising from toiletries and handbags to finely matured cheddar and seasonal plants.
All proceeds from the event are being split between the Addington Fund for farmers in Somerset and Etatu, a charity for farmers in Kenya.
Etatu, which is based in Street, was set up by co-organiser Jacquie Lindgren to support the families of Msambweni, a fishing and farming village on the Southern Kenyan Coast.
She said: “We took the decision to focus on one small area where we know we can make an impact.
“Education is the primary concern: we know that helping children go to school ultimately benefits the whole community. We currently enable 21 farmers’ children to attend secondary school.”
Ms Bayliss said: “The support we’ve had from The White Hart has been outstanding. They’ve been really enthusiastic about it from the beginning.”
Ms Lindgren is contemplating holding a second event at the same time next year. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taken from the article in the Western Gazette.
Photo Credit: Nick Rigg