THE COMMUNITY Christmas Market held at Droitwich Rugby Club has been hailed a great success after a weather-hit start.
The event, organised by the club in connection with LSD Promotions and MSG Risk Management, was due to take place over the weekend from December 18 to 20 but high winds meant the Friday had to be cancelled.
But Craig Browne, the club’s vice chairman, said there was an amazing response when it did get under way.
“A lot of traders sold out – some of three-days worth of stock – in one day.
“It was a huge relief for them but it meant they were up the next day until the early hours, making or packaging more items to sell for the final day.”
More than 25 local businesses will have stalls selling everything from scented soaps to flavoured fudge.
Risk assessments were carried out in conjunction with Wychavon District Council and Worcestershire Regulatory Services and the market has been supported by local councillors and businesses with Nicol and Co the main sponsor.
Craig added: “We kept numbers ultra low to ensure it was as safe as possible and it worked really well.
“I think the traders were grateful to have an event to sell at and we had some fantastic feedback from the buyers.”