September 25th, 2016

All welcome at Catshill spring fair

Updated: 10:57 am, May 07, 2015

A SPRING fair is being held at Catshill Methodist Church next Saturday (March 21) to raise funds for The Basement Project.

The event – in the youth hall of the Golden Cross Lane venue – will be held between 2pm and 4pm.

Among the items on sale will be bric-a-brac and nearly new items of clothing, jewellery, books, CDs, DVDs, bags, scarves, toys and more.

There will also be a cake stall and a coffee shop in the recently refurbished front of the church.

The Basement’s operations manager Jackie Hooper said the charity was very grateful for the church’s support.

“This event comes at a time when the county councils budget cuts are being felt by many organisations including us, and we really do need to raise extra finances to cover the general overheads of the project, which are not paid for by any local authority grant, so all support to cover these costs are of great value to us.”

Admission to the fair is free.

Visit for more on the charity, which helps young people, aged 16 to 25, who are homeless or at a risk of becoming homeless.

The Basement offers two services – a drop-in centre and outreach support.