Disability charity United Response will be at the market square in Ilminster on Saturday 19th November, selling hand-painted ceramics in aid of the charity.

United Response supports people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health needs to live in the community.

The charity started up a crafts group in Ilminster over the summer, where people with disabilities could get together to make crafts and paint ceramics.



The project was set up through United Response’s Small Sparks programme, funded by the Clothworkers’ Foundation and United Response supporters. These grants enable the people we support to be active members of the wider community and form valuable friendships.

The project has been a fantastic opportunity for people to utilise their creative skills, engage in a social activity and get involved in their community.

Over the last few months, the group have been painting a range of ceramics including mugs, plates, money boxes and Christmas decorations, to sell on market day.

Chelsea Northway, a Support Worker for United Response, said:

“It’s been great seeing everyone get so creative. The people we support have all worked really hard and had a lot of fun on the way. They can’t wait for everyone to see what we have been making.”

The market stall will be run by people supported by United Response. It will be open from 10am until 3pm.

Items such as mugs will be on sale at the market from around £3 each, with all profits going towards a Christmas social event for everyone involved in the project.

Come along to buy some beautiful, hand-painted Christmas gifts and support this fantastic community project.

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