A stack of prizes for market charity day

SHOPPERS could be in line to win a stack of prizes by supporting Todmorden Market Hall’s charity day on Saturday, March 17.

Last year customers helped stallholders raise more than £1,000 for the Help For Heroes charity and this year the traders’ association have chosen Macmillan Cancer Support as the charity which will benefit from everyone’s efforts.

Traders hope customers will help match or better that amount this year.

A stall will be decorated up with promotional material explaining the cancer charity’s work and a centrepiece of the event will be a grand raffle, with market hall businesses already lining up 30 prizes which include food vouchers and hampers they have donated.

There will also be a collecting tubs for donations and Macmillan badges will be sold to boost the total. The raffle tickets will be sold, and the raffle drawn, on the day,

A spokesman for the traders said: “We want to do something every year, and something that benefits the local people as well as the wider scope and Macmillan does that,” she said.