Amberley set for Vintage Courtyard Market fundraiser

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The beautiful and historic village of Amberley, nestled in the South Downs, will play host to a unique Vintage Courtyard Market on Sunday September 6.

The event has been devised by the active, local committee fundraising for children’s charity, Action Medical Research.

Fourteen traders will bring a range of carefully curated antique, decorative and vintage goods to tempt the appetites and wallets of market visitors.

Located in the pretty courtyard of Oak Tree House, one of the most distinguished private houses in Amberley, the market will be open from 12 noon until 5pm.

The event’s exclusive sponsor is King & Chasemore, Storrington.

Items on offer will include distinctive and unusual pieces sourced from France for home and garden; classic examples of English and continental quality china and glass; attractive paintings and prints; beautiful textiles, antique quilts and soft furnishings; French linens; European enamelware; vintage gardenalia including planters, ornaments and tools; a selection of pretty and functional small pieces of furniture that have been restored, upcycled or re-upholstered; pre-loved vintage and designer clothing; vintage toys and games; decorative and rustic items perfect for country homes. Plus many more unique items to appeal to all tastes and budgets.

As well as the vintage market, the event features a second hand book sale in the church; tours of the historic village; children’s circus workshops and the chance to meet Paddington Bear.

Delicious homemade vintage teas will be served in the village hall, whilst heartier appetites will be catered for with Ploughman’s lunches and a beer tent. Other fundraising stalls include a posh bric-a-brac stall, plants and a quilt raffle.

Entry to the event is £5.00 per adult and parking is free. Parking will be signposted from the main road and visitors can either walk to the market or take a mini-bus.

There will be plenty to see and do for all the family, with all funds raised donated to Action Medical Research.

The ARM Committee are hoping to attract over 1,000 visitors to this new and exciting event.

For enquiries about the vintage market contact Julia Jepps on 01403 782968

For information about the fundraising committee and Action Medical Research contact Suzie Coates on 01798 831676.

Report contributed by Suzie Coates.