Cheryl and Sally hope to raise £500 for Edie's Butterfly Appeal during Christmas Pop-Up Shop
Two Manor Fields mums - who know that it is never too early to start preparing for Christmas - are getting ready for their first festive pop-up shop.
Cheryl Barber, 39, and Sally Warner, 42, each run their own business selling unusual gifts, and decided to club together to organise a Christmas event at the St Michael’s Mead Community Centre on Saturday, November 24.
They will showcase their own quirky goodies alongside offerings from other small businesses between 7.30pm and 10.30pm and entry is free. And there will also be a prosecco bar to keep visitors merry.
Cheryl’s children, Dylan and Evie, and Sally’s trio, Charlie, Molly and Sam, all attend Manor Fields Primary, Edie Wilson’s former school.
Edie died in May, aged 12, because of ependymoma – a malignant brain tumour – that had been diagnosed when she was six.
Her legacy is a charity that she founded four years ago, Edie’s Butterfly Appeal. Edie’s family, parents Cate and Scott and big brother Jacob, continue to raise money to research ependymoma, to give hope to other children diagnosed with the same condition.
While Cheryl and Sally did not personally know Edie, the fact that she attended the same school as their children gave them enough reason to support her cause. The pair will be holding a raffle during their pop-up shop, and various local businesses have donated an assortment of prizes.
Cheryl explained: “We really thought it was important and a really nice way to keep her memory alive and to help other children who have the same condition.”
Cheryl launched her business Little Luna Creations in November 2017, while Sally set up her home-run business Bunny and Boo earlier this year.
“It is the first time we’ve ever done anything like this, but we’re hoping it will be the first of many,” said Cheryl.