Organisers of Market Rasen’s annual Shopping Extravaganza are hoping for yet another racing success.
The Grimsby and District Branch of the Leukaemia and Lymphonia R)esearch charity is staging its 26th annual event at Market Rasen Racecourse on Wednesday and Thursday, October 22-23.
The event combines delicious home-made food, crafts, clothes and gifts all timed well for some pre-Christmas shopping.
Co-organiser Paula Turnbull from near Brigg said the branch has been going for 52 years and it hopes to break the £1 million fundraising barrier at the extravaganza.
The event features 50 exhibitors, including 20 new stalls. Their wares include luxury skincare, award-winning preserves, leather Italian handbags, cashmere clothing, flowers, shoes, toys and vintage furniture.
Local suppliers include Uncle Henry’s Farm Shop, A Little Luxury Preserves and Follie Interiors, both of Lincoln, Sarah Lamballe of Jim’s Yard, Tealby, and the Painted Tree handpainted furniture from Nettleton.
Lincolnshire’s celebrity chef Rachel Green will be cooking on Wednesday evening, joined by Paula, a fellow professional caterer. Lunches will also be provided on Thursday. Last year, Rachel lost her son’s father, Peter, to lymphoma.
Paula says Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research is a great charity making a difference. Scientists using human DNA in research will “kick some butt.”
“They generally believe they will beat this cancer in this generation,” she said.
To find out more visit www.facebook.com/grimsbyllr.