Friends unite with May half-term fun in Wisbech

Young people get ready for the Fun United event, being organised by the Papworth Trust this May half term.
Young people get ready for the Fun United event, being organised by the Papworth Trust this May half term.

Residents can try their hand at different crafts during a new event in Wisbech tomorrow.

The town’s Horsefair Shopping Centre is holding its debut Craft and Gift Fair from 9.30am to 3pm, as part of arts event, The Brinks Festival.

Traders will be on hand demonstrating their crafts and giving shoppers the chance to have a go and learn a new hobby.

There will also be a wide variety of stalls selling a range of crafts and gifts, including handmade jewellery.

The Horsefair centre is putting on the event in conjunction with Wisbech Craft Centre and Market and Events Ltd.

Mike Chapman, principal at Markets and Events Ltd said: “It’s going to be a really interactive experience for visitors.

“We hope the public will really get involved and have a go at some new crafts.”

Young people with disabilities will be given the chance to make new friends while picking up new skills at two half-term holiday workshops next week.

Disability charity, the Papworth Trust, will be running the Fun United club at Wisbech’s Queen Mary Centre for youngsters with additional needs, and their siblings.

The first event is a graffiti art workshop on Tuesday, and the second is a tennis coaching session next Friday, May 29.

Both workshops run from 10am to 3pm and cost £5 per person, per day.

For more information and to book a place, contact 0800 952 5000 or email: info@papworthtrust.org.uk

One teen’s mum, Gillian Fitzgerald, said of the Papworth Trust holiday clubs: “It was wonderful to see the newly-found confidence and skills the children had acquired in such a short space of time.”

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