AN avid event organiser is taking over and arranging a popular village market. Stella Maris is in the process of organising the Ridgewell Market, after taking it over from the previous event host.

Stella Maris, from Great Yeldham, has hosted a variety of events such as car boot sales, and has taken over the running of the Ridgewell Market, on behalf of the Ridgewell Village Hall Management Committee.

She said: “I have been running lots of events for years, so I am excited to get started.

“The response has been good, with lots of stalls wanting to take part.

“I am really looking forward to it, and I hope the community is too.”

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The market relaunched last September, after the refurbishment of the village hall due to a substantial grant from The Big Lottery and the DEFRA fund with the balance raised from other grants and fundraising before COVID.

COVID delayed the refurbishment, but the hall was able to re-open in May 2021.

There will be a variety of stalls available on the day, with food and drink served as well.

Stella will be running her own stall that she has taken to other events before, whilst also raising money for Diabetes UK.

She said: “We always take a bucket to raise money for the charity.

“My daughter Cara was diagnosed last year so it is important to us to help them out with all their hard work and support.”

The market is at the Ridgewell Village Hall, on February 12 from 9.30 am to 12pm.

Following this, it is on the second Saturday of each month, outside of August and December.

Those interested of having a stall in any upcoming markets should call in advance by contacting Stella on 07957138175.