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  Market Times • August 2016
MMM campaign kicks off in Stockton
THE NMTF’s Making Markets Matter campaign is back, and the first event of 2016 took place on Stockton market and was enjoyed by traders and shoppers alike.
Stockton Markets and Town Centre Cleansing Manager, Richard Beddard said: “The MMM event proved to be a big hit with both traders and the public.
“Carefully planned by the NMTF team, the event increased and attracted foot flow through the full market, even the quieter parts, which is the reason why we booked the event.
“I’d recommend that any
market that wants to raise their profile and bring the punters in should really look to have a go at this.”
The MMM campaign is designed to raise awareness of the delights of UK market shopping. A second Making Markets Matter event was being held in Doncaster on July 30. There will also be a third event in Barnsley on September 10.
Anyone interested in hosting the event in 2017 should email or telephone 01226 352812 and speak to Vanessa.
    Annual fishing competition raises money for NMTF Benevolent Fund
THE annual fishing competition in aid of The NMTF Benevolent Fund took place on Monday 27th June 2016 at Barston Lakes, Solihull.
Once again traders and friends represented many markets including those from Coventry, Stratford-upon-Avon, Birmingham Rag and Cambridge.
For five hours every angler pulled out fish, Nigel Harrhy taking top spot with an impressive total weight of 76lb 2oz, which included a specimen carp of 8lb 14oz. Second place went to Paul Constable with 71lb 3oz. Best fish of the day was a 9lb 7oz carp caught by Pete Davies.
Many thanks go to Midland market operators LSD Promotions who sponsored the event. Also thanks to Clive Hemmings from Coventry market and NMTF Executive Board member Mimi Rivington who made donations.
A good day’s fishing followed by a two course dinner was enjoyed by all, with a total of £360 raised for the NMTF Benevolent Fund.
Nigel Harrhy pictured with his impressive winning total weight catch of 76lb 2oz
Pete Davies and the ‘best fish of the day’ a 9lb 7oz carp

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