Teamwork Trust ran its first ever arts and crafts stall at a festive fair at Holdenby House this month – and it was such a hit there are plans to attend more events soon.

The charity is piloting stalls at local fairs and exhibitions as part of its social enterprise arm, selling creative arts and crafts including; wooden light up stars and hearts, imaginative fabric door stops and phone holders, Christmas decorations, oil paintings, jewellery and soaps - all made by service users and volunteers.

Jonathan, service user at Kettering helped out on the stall and said he thoroughly enjoyed being a salesman for the day.

“I loved the experience. I thought it was great and I really want to do it again. I am going to take the idea back to the steering group to try and get a team of service users to agree doing this regularly.”

Teamwork’s Head of Development, Victoria Bell added: “The money we make through events like this will be ploughed back into the charity to help support adults with mental health needs and learning and physical disabilities, that’s why developing our social enterprise activities as an additional funding stream is a key part of our strategy. It helps ensure we can keep running as a charity. We are thrilled with how our first event went and will be enlisting more service users to make more items and support future stalls.”

If you run a shop or event that Teamwork Trust could attend, please contact [email protected]