St Edmundsbaby pregnancy and parenting fayre draws crowds at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds

St Edmunds Baby, Pregnancy and Parenting Fayre

Pictured: Sophie Knappett and Jodi Parker and their stall The Hare and Bear ANL-161004-205131009
St Edmunds Baby, Pregnancy and Parenting Fayre Pictured: Sophie Knappett and Jodi Parker and their stall The Hare and Bear ANL-161004-205131009
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The first St Edmundsbaby Pregnancy and Parenting Fayre has been hailed a success by stallholders and visitors as a wide range of pre and post baby services went on show on Sunday.

Organised by Steph Holland, founder of StEdmundsbaby, a network for parents and services, the fayre at The Apex attracted more than 100 visitors and will be repeated again in November.

St Edmundsbury Mayor Cllr Patrick Chung with Steph Holland who organised the St Edmundsbaby Pregnancy and Parenting Fayre at The Apex. Also pictured is Steph's daughter Amelia

St Edmundsbury Mayor Cllr Patrick Chung with Steph Holland who organised the St Edmundsbaby Pregnancy and Parenting Fayre at The Apex. Also pictured is Steph's daughter Amelia

Steph said: “ I think it was very well received, both by the members of the public, and the stallholders. The atmosphere was very relaxed, welcoming and friendly, with no sense of competition between similar businesses. There was a real feeling of camaraderie.

“I think that we really showcased the fantastic array of services on offer here, and many people commented how nice it was to get to talk to midwives in person. Many of the stallholders told me it was the best baby show they had attended, and that it had been well organised and publicised. We think we had at least one hundred visitors on the day, and hopefully people will want to return for our next event.”

The day raised more than £100 through the raffle and this will go to West Suffolk Hospital Maternity Services and the Bury St Edmunds Sling Library.

The next Fayre will be on Sunday 13th November 2016 again at The Apex.

One of the exhibitors at St Edmundsbaby Fayre held at The Apex. This was the Enchanted Rose stall and pictured is Jessica Fitchie

One of the exhibitors at St Edmundsbaby Fayre held at The Apex. This was the Enchanted Rose stall and pictured is Jessica Fitchie

West Suffolk Hospital maternity service liaison staff with St Edmundsbury Mayor Cllr Patrick Chung at the St Edmundsbaby Pregnancy and Parenting  Fayr

West Suffolk Hospital maternity service liaison staff with St Edmundsbury Mayor Cllr Patrick Chung at the St Edmundsbaby Pregnancy and Parenting Fayr