Press Release - 4/4/16
The ALT Group, a newly formed local community group is fundraising with a twist this weekend, hosting a Pop-Up Shop sale at local venue Blackhill Comrades Club from Thursday through to Sunday.
The sale will include a mix of art prints by local artists, pre-loved furniture, clothes and home products as well as locally made crafts with tea, coffee and refreshments on sale through the whole event. Families and children will be catered for with a play zone and face painting available for the kids or gel nails for the adults.
During the Pop-Up Shop event, The ALT Group team will be providing information sessions about the organisation and their future plans for community activities, including their Community Garden project plans that was started in February.
Blackhill Comrades Club works with The ALT Group to host their weekly Community Meal and has allowed the organisation access for the weekend. The large Concert Room will be transformed into a market style shop for the three days.
Blackhill Club secretary Ann Lee-Shield, 59, said “The ALT Group have made a great effort to bring community spirit back to the area and we are happy to support them in their fundraising efforts”
The ALT Group is a Community Interest Company and all profits are used for the benefit of the community, it was formed in September this year and is run by volunteers residents in and around Consett.
In order to provide a weekly, free of charge Community Meal, and start their Community Garden project, this new organisation has decided to try something new in order to support their services.
Company Director Terri Lee-Shield said “we want to celebrate local talents, selling art and crafts and also encourage people to reuse and recycle goods rather than throw them away, the Pop-Up Shop idea, we hope, will help us to do both”
The ALT Group Pop-Up shop will run at Blackhill Comrades Club, Blackhill, Consett, Durham. DH8 8TT on Thursday 5:30-7pm, Friday 10am-6pm & Saturday 10am-3pm.
Hi, I'm Terri Lee-Shield, Director of The ALT Group.