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Martin House comes to Bradford’s Oastler Shopping Centre


Martin House, a local children’s charity, will be hosting a Makers Fairs at the Oastler Shopping Centre in Bradford on Saturday 11 November.

The event will take place in the newly created Oastler Market Event Space in the Bradford Council-run market, between 11am-3pm.

The Makers Fair is a unique up-cycling project that supports the hospice in its care of children and young people with life-limiting conditions across West, North and East Yorkshire.

There will be opportunities to purchase unique items from clothing to furniture, which are created as part of a project to recycle and re-use items donated to the charity.

Martin’s House will also bring their ‘Butterfly and the Bird’ giant inflatable Space-Pod to the event. The Space-Pod was designed by children from Martin House and nine primary schools from across the region to mark 30 years of providing hospice care to children with life shortening illnesses. The Space-Pod is a mobile art gallery, a storytelling and creative space, a performance area and a den. The space pod will also be in the Oastler market on Wednesday 8 and 15 November between 12pm-4pm.

Coun Alex Ross-Shaw, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Regeneration, Planning and Transport, said: “Our new Oastler Market Event Space is proving popular and it is events like this that bring our markets to life.”

Pop-Up Shop Manager, Karen Shah who designs and creates the items, said: “I can’t wait to bring our Makers Fair and the Butterfly and the Bird inflatable Space-Pod to Bradford. These events are a great way for us to raise money and engage with the community to allow us to continue to care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions, helping them to live life to the full as well as offering the best possible end of life care and providing support to families in bereavement. “