Wednesday 2 November 2016
Moor Market traders shed their clothes and their inhibitions this week, bravely posing for a naked calendar to raise money for local charity, Buzz Sheffield, who run an autism friendly stay and play group and support vulnerable families across Sheffield.
The market traders regularly support local charities through activities in the market but wanted to do something different for a charity they have not yet supported.
Friend of the market traders, Kay Swift heard about the plans to produce a calendar and jumped at the chance to gain support for Buzz Sheffield, who provide activities for vulnerable children and families.
Kay’s three year old daughter Sienna has learning disabilities and is a regular at the Buzz Sheffield play sessions. Kay said: “Sienna is lively and active like any other three year old, but her needs are slightly different. The Buzz play sessions provide somewhere we both feel at ease, have a lot of fun and meet other families with similar challenges.
“Buzz Sheffield is a really deserving charity and I can’t thank the Moor Market traders enough for not only helping by raising funds, but also raising awareness of the great work they do to help families like ours.”
The calendar features 12 different traders from the market, each hiding their modesty with goods from their stalls. February is a chip off the butcher’s block with Morley’s Meats, April is blooming with Meadowhead Flowers and June is bursting with Tracey’s fresh fruit and veggies, and there’s plenty more to keep you going throughout the year.
Local trader Adam from Tracey’s Fruit and Veg who posed for the June shot said: “We are passionate about supporting local charities and although I was a bit shy about doing the calendar I knew that it would help Buzz Sheffield to help lots of families in Sheffield. I just hope they fly off the shelf as quick as our fruit and veg does.”
Richard Eyre, City Centre Manager at Sheffield City Council said: “We have more than 90 independent businesses in the market and this is another great example of how they give back to local people and local issues. It’s one of the reasons we are so committed to supporting independent businesses in Sheffield, because you really do get more for your money. I hope their courage to bare all is rewarded by a sell-out of the calendars which will certainly make a huge difference to those who rely on charities like Buzz Sheffield.”
The 2017 calendars will be on sale in the Moor Market from Thursday 3 November, priced at £4.99, with a limited number available. All proceeds are going Buzz Sheffield. (website: http://buzzsheffield.co.uk/).
The traders and markets team also gave special thanks to Barton Chase Media, who helped to organise the production of the calendars and provided the photography shots free of charge.
The Market is open 8am to 5:30pm Monday to Saturday. Discounted parking for Moor Market customers is available at the Eyre Street car park at £1.50 for 2 hours. For more information visit the Moor Market website at www.sheffieldmarkets.com/markets/moor-market.