A VIRTUAL street fayre is being held on Facebook to raise funds for the Bromsgrove-based charity The Rainy Day Trust.
The event is taking place tomorrow and Friday, June 19 to help recoup some of the cash lost during the lockdown by the trust.
The charity’s CE Bryan Clover said: “As you can imagine, things have been tough recently from an income generation perspective, so I have decided to run a Facebook-based Street Fayre to sell the various items that we have had so generously donated by various businesses, and want to invite our businesses to take part too to try and generate a bit of business for them.
“I reckon it could raise awareness of those that take part.
“Obviously, you’ll need to be able to accept online orders.
“If you can’t take part to sell your products to the public, then maybe you could donate unwanted stock to us to sell?”
No fees are being charged but businesses who successfully sell at the event are urged to make a donation to the Rainy Day Trust afterwards.
It starts at 10am tomorrow and business owners wanting to take part should send their logo and company’s details to firstname.lastname@example.org
So how does it work?
On the Street Fayre Events page on the Rainy Day Trust’s Facebook from 10am tomorrow and Friday, participating companies post their first post which details who they are and what they sell.
Then can then post their products, either with a link to their own website or with prices and how people can buy from you – for example via direct message.
Firms should spread their posts throughout the day.
Brian will post regularly to spread the word and is urging even those who are unable to take part to share the posts to Twitter and Facebook to widen the audience.
He added: “If you know of other businesses that may wish to take part, please ask them to get in touch – the more traders that we have, the more interest we can drum up for our industries’ businesses.”
It is hoped the event will be beneficial to both companies and the Rainy Day Trust, generating cash for all concerned.
About the Rainy Day Trust
The trust provides financial support, assistance with training and learning new skills and through addressing fuel poverty by paying utility bills and funding essential household maintenance, paying for mobility equipment and its installation and more.