2018 Events and stats from 2017

Hi everyone and all the best for the year. It is going to be a very busy one for us filled with great things. Bookings are open for around 30 markets already and there are 2 workshop days on 3 Feb and 5 April which will include awards too.

Plans this year are to grow the sustainability side as we start building our own Precious Plastics recycling machines. This will allow any members to collect plastic and use it to produce materials for products, initially we will start with beads as I feel the artisanal content is where we can add real value. Any interested folks are most welcome to participate, we need techies, co-ordinators, sponsors and admins for this project which is aimed at growing the profits for our outreach traders as well as reducing pollution. This is a natural progression from the Plastic Free Pledge which we introduced last June banning single use plastics from our markets.

We also have great plans to grow the performing arts side as it is the way we can reach the most outreach candidates effectively. All performing arts are welcome, age limits are flexible as if there are groups with mixed ages they are welcome. Solo artists up to around 20 years old, all those older than 16 are asked to help out a little behind the scenes. Any teachers or music professionals are invited to join us, we plan a big concert for 16 June and again in Dec at Cape Town’s best venues as well as busking opportunities at all our regular events. Please register here.

I know there are many people asking for events in the Northern Suburbs and Table View areas as well as Strand, Overberg, Boland etc and then PE, Joburg and Durban. Unfortunately I work full time and so until there is some funding I can only really manage central and southern Cape Town areas, however I am more than happy to support anyone willing to arrange events elsewhere and come and do workshops etc.

At this stage we trade every Thursday at Cape Point Vineyards from 4:30 to sunset, second Saturday of every month at Rondebosch Park Market and the last Saturday of every month at Longbeach Mall which is 6 markets a month! Then we also have special events and festivals as well as our flagship Youth Day event at the V&A. Here are the first lot of weekend dates, the times, venues and more about Thursday markets are on the booking page.                                                                                                                                          Jan – 27                                                                                                                                                    Feb: 10 & 17
Mar – 10 & 31 Easter Market (holidays)
Apr – 14 & 28 (long weekend)                                                                                                              May – 12 & 26
Jun – 9, 16 & 30 (holidays)

All traders have to create a pre market advert, complete a detailed accounting sheet with costings and returns and adhere to a number of POS requirements in order to gain their certificate and at each market there is an “Entrepreneur of the Day”.

WANTED: I need volunteers for 2018 please, for buskers management, outreach assistance, youth day flagship event, admin, PR, social media and fundraising. If you have any time to spare we have a need for both online and practical assistance.

LOOKING BACK: In 2017 we had 42 markets of which 15 were full “stand alone” events and 26 were “guest events”, 10 had our young buskers performing and of those 5 were fully “wired for sound”. Also 10 free workshops and 10 speaking engagements plus 3 TV shows and many radio shows. My admin is never up to date but I estimate about 350 kids have participated, maybe 400 including all the performers. Earnings vary dramatically with some kids consistently netting over R1000 per event and others not making R100 but on average its around R350 net profit per stall. This translates into about R110 000 net profit for the kids in the year, sadly about half of the net profit in 2015 and about 25% down on 2016 despite amazing improvements in goods, venues and skills. This is a reflection of the tough economic reality we face, many of the adult traders are experiencing even greater reductions. The only real solution is to raise funds for paid advertising or brand events, get volunteers for PR help and spread the message as far and wide as possible. I tried to communicate the benefits of shopping with us in an article at Christmas, and I believe it applies 24/7, 365.

There is so much potential for growth and improvement but time is limited and funding is hard to find. I have covered expenses in excess of R100K to date and had donations of about R15000 in total since the beginning, mainly paid directly to table hire or for transport. If you would like to assist on any way please check out our back a buddy page and donate or become a champion. I am more than happy to brand events and we have great support from the media.

Thanks for your support, all contact info is below.

See you at the market!

Lin x

Contact Linda: 0833840590
E-mail: linda@livelightly.co.za
First timers please see the https://pocketmoneymarket.com/info-for-first-timers/ page and you are welcome to call for advice.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LiveLightlyKids
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PocketMoneyMarketSA

16, 20 & 21 Dec events plus awards and free workshop

Hi everyone and welcome to the new traders!

We are pretty much full for 16 and 20 Dec in Rondebosch but let me know if you wish to join and I’ll try make a plan. We also trade every Thursday( except 21 Dec at Carols) Cape point Vineyards. Please drop me a line if you are able to bring a table. I’ll waive the stall fee – we have people wishing to join but no more tables available.
 
Please see each event detailed below:
Thursdays at Cape point Vineyards: Dec 2017: 21, 28. Jan 2018 4, 11,18, 25Bookings on the Monday for the Thurs via Whatsapp (Join the CPV group by sending a request to 0833840590). Trade from 4:30 to sunset. Outdoors, sun, wind etc so please check the forecast when booking and be prepared. 5 Tables available so we share if needs be, up to 10 traders. Tables must be confirmed by 9am on Tuesdays. Mainly tourists so Made in Noordhoek/Cape Town lables are a good idea. Kids activities are also great so long as you can manage in the wind.
Thurs 21 Dec: Oni & King, Khaya, Beauty, Glitter & Skins, Frantastic, Michaela – Face PaintSweet Tooth Brothers, Cook & Craft
Rondebosch Venue:Map: https://external.fcpt1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/map_tile.php?v=29&osm_provider=2&x=18065&y=19674&z=15&language=en_GB Cnr Campground & Sandown Roads, Rondebosch, 7700 Cape Town, Western Cape
Tables supplied, please bring chairs, cloth, sign etc. Umbrellas and Gazebos welcome. Vehicles may unload on site BEFORE 8:45 and then must be parked off site so you cannot have your car at the stall. You can only bring vehicles in much later so I think its easier to unload from the road, we are near the corner of Sandown and Campground roads, its about 20m to carry and you can unload on the pavement quite easily. Some shade but don’t depend on it! Gazebos and brollys are welcome. Outdoor venue and we trade in the wind, only rain will cancel so please check the forecast and decide if you are game. Saturday looks breezy but Rondebosch is not as bad as some parts of Cape Town! However plan a fairly robust display;)
Sat 16 Dec Rondebosch Park Trade from 9:30-1, option to stay on to 2.
Khaya’s Emporium
Sweet Tooth Brothers
Glitter & Skinz
Made by Teens
Gabriels Mucky stuffs
Cook & CraftKing
Made it Pretty
Plants n Stuff
Sweet Treats
Soap Cellar
SHAAW – Second Hand All Around the World
Frantastic
Set up from 9am. Adverts all in, thank you!  https://www.facebook.com/1591673784381762/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1967015790180891It is mandatory for everyone to share them please.
Wed 20 Dec Rondebosch Park Main market is 3-8pm.  We can trade from 4-6:30 so its not too long and BUSKING SLOTS AVAILABLE. Set Up from 2. I’d like us all there as close to 3 as possible but its a long day for younger ones. If you can only come later let me know and I’ll set up a bit for you.https://www.facebook.com/events/337468226719332/?notif_t=event_calendar_create&notif_id=1512205363193065
Khaya’s Emporium
Sweet Tooth Brothers
Glitter & Skinz
Beauty
Gabriels Mucky stuffs
Cook & Craft
King & Oni
SHAAW – Second Hand All Around the World
Made it Pretty
Frantastic
Alley Cats
Plants n Stuff
Sweet Treats
Rainbow Unicorns / CTC
The Soap Cellar
Parents wishing to trade at Rondebosch we are short of tables. I am working on it. Let me know if you have a table. I have Marianne, Ben and Marrihett and Anjo looking for tables. And myself.
GENERAL:
Please remember: NO SINGLE USE PLASTICS at any of our events and regular traders BRING YOUR PLEDGE.

 
Tables are provided for all the kids stalls but you may like to bring a chair. Please bring a cloth.Remember your change float.I attach the accounting sheet and suggest you complete as much as possible at home before the market.Completed sheets must be handed half an hour before the end please, if you need help please just ask during the market. This needs to be completed in order to gain a certificate. 
When you arrive, please see me and book in BEFORE setting up.All stalls must have a sign please.
A couple of rules:
No playing on cell phones during trading please, they are best packed away for security anyway.
Please try not to eat at your stall, it looks unprofessional. I know the kids get peckish and a quick bite is fine but don’t make the stall a picnic area.
No gum chewing while trading please.
While younger kids need adult help I think from about 10/11 years they should be fine without and I am around if they need help. For those needing help please can we keep it to just one adult at the stall, otherwise the event loses the kiddie vibe. 
When you pack up please leave your area immaculate, if you have had messy activities please pick up any bits. 
We are all ambassadors for the PMM and I am always proud that the kids are so much more professional than the pros!
STALL FEES:These are totally voluntary, however it teaches a good lesson about overheads. As there is always a rush to pack up at the end please calculate your stall fees as follows: Work out your net profit on the accounting sheet by the end of trading. It really helps to use this sheet when you prep and keep it up to date while you trade. You are welcome to customize for your products. Fees are not compulsory but do teach the concept of overheads. The general idea is a maximum of R50 per stall but not more than 20% of net profit. This should motivate accurate costings;) If you are raising funds or require start up assistance no fees apply. Please calculate before the end of the market, ask if you need help and if needs be wait until after. The accounting is an important part of PMM, please do not gloss over it.I would prefer fees to be paid electronically into the PMM back a buddy account: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/champion/project/give-the-pocket-money-market-wings-to-fly If you are happy to do this please write that on the accounting sheet too so I can reconcile. Use your stall name as a ref. You are more than welcome to pay ahead for those of you who know you do well…I can always hold credit if needs be.
ADVERTS
Please send a Jpeg advert as soon as possible, at least three days before the event. I will be sending out links with the ads and it is compulsory to share them please. Please feel free to call me on 0833840590 if you would like any help or have questions. 
 
As always thanks for your support. New traders feel free to shout for help. I think everyone is in the whatsapp group but if not message me on 0833840590.
 
We have some money coming in Jan for our annual awards and a party! I am planning last week of the holidays. There will be a short workshop section, followed by awards and an activity….if we find a suitable venue it will be tie dye. I’m looking at 10 or 11 Jan, 10am to 2pm. All welcome, past and present traders. Non traders may join but will be asked to contribute to costs. Venue suggestions welcome, I have a venue in the far south but perhaps we need more central. If you are keen drop me a line.
 
Full lists of stalls along with the fabulous adverts the kids have made are on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PocketMoneyMarketSA
 
We have also had a great little story this week: One of our regular traders is teenager names Khaya and he is a competition skater. He has been saving for a new board and made his target during trading on Saturday. He went directly from the market to Billabong with his cash still in his market tin. The manager queried where he got the money and when Khaya explained he was trading at the Pocket Money Market she was amazing and gave him a huge discount. He was over the moon!
 

 
I am so so proud of these creative and dedicated youngsters, they are more professional than many adult traders and keep impeccable accounting records. They are a delight to work with and customers get awesome products at great prices while they are doing something real to fight unemployment in SA.
 
All traders also sign a Plastic Free Pledge and we permit no single use plastics.
 
This is an NPO, everyone is welcome, start up assistance is available and there are no mandatory fees.
See you at the market!
L
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Heritage Weekend event & new bookings open

We have a fab fun event on Sat 23 Set at the amazing Cape Farmhouse! Thanks so much to Zoe and Vusa Mazula for hosting us!

Dates open for bookings:

23 Sept Fun day at Cape Farmhouse

21 October 2017 Longbeach Mall Saturday 10:30-1
28 October 2017 Cape Town Kite Festival (Muizenberg) 10:00 – 12:00
11 November 2017 Longbeach Mall 10:30-1
14 October True Grit Farmers Market Somerset West 11-1

Trader BOOKING FORM

NB BUSKERS PLEASE SEE THE BUSKING BOOKING LINK: https://pocketmoneymarket.wordpress.com/buskerbookings/

Holidays are coming soon and I will be offering the following modules:

1) Costing & Pricing
2) Marketing & Sales – Incl need identification, market research, 4P’s
3) Operational management – incl production, product optimisation, etc
4) Basic financial management – incl record keeping, capital investment, returns & profitability, depreciation
5) Online marketing & sales – get out of the sun, wind and rain!
All suitable for children from about 6 or 7 up to adults. Younger kids are welcome too although they won’t get quite as much out. Workshops are structured around a fun activity to keep it interesting and largely related to actual traders to keep it practical and real. There is no charge for traders.

Its a short holiday so I’m looking at 3 and 4 Oct only.

Please visit our FACEBOOK page for photos, videos and more regular updates and give our creative traders a like and share!

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Please support us by getting involved HERE!

 

Woman’s Day Market at the V&A

Come and enjoy an amazing line up of entertainment, activities, delicious food and creative crafts on Woman’s Day at the V&A from our inspiring young entrepreneurs.

We are most grateful to ALL PHASE ELECTRICAL for sponsoring the costs of this event. We could not have done it without you – thank you for living the #bethechange philosophy!

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We have 40 entrepreneurs under 16 years old trading at 25 stunning stalls as well as 10 talented young performers who will be busking.  Our creative kids have all pledged not to use any single use plastics and everyone is welcome to join us in taking the #PlasticFreePledge as part of our sustainable development initiative.

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Date: Wed 9 August

Time: 11:30am – 2pm with the Emtrepreneur of the Day award at 2pm

Venue: Upstairs at the Watershed at the V&A Waterfront

Full Trader List:

1 Khaya’s Emporium Twiggit rustic candles, Message in a peg, Stone lights, Macrame lanterns and plant holders, tangle free earphone holders
2 Alice’s Wonder Slime Play Slime in various forms and DIY kits
2 The Soap Cellar Natural soap, lip balm, giant bubble kits.
4 Made By Teens Cape Town Key Holders , Message on a Bottle
5 Emily’s Sweet & Savoury Cheese grillers, creamed spinach pop tarts, butternut & feta pop tarts & donuts
6 Sweet Tooth Brothers Biscuits, waffle rolls, cakes.
7 YouButterflyMeVintage Vintage clothing
8 Rock Ink Painted rocks & Lemonade
9 Made It Pretty by Peyton Pretty handcrafted stationery, cards and gifts.
10 Sweetastic Creations  Make your own name necklace and  beautifully decorated flower cookies on a stick
11 Hannah’s Take & Campbell’s Chili Factory Cards, suncatchers, jewellery and chilli paste
12 Oh fudge Fudge
13 Fantastic Mint Plants, Furtastic Books, DIY washytape pencils and pencil jars, savoury muffins
14 LivMaw Activity for children to create collages, all materials supplied including tables for children to sit at. A variety of outlines on card will be provided to help with ideas / Beautiful, Completed Artwork collages for sale
15 Gabe’s Good Goodies Chocolates (mainly truffles)
16 Just Girls toys
17 Sticky Bubblegum Room decor, handmade gifts and other funky must have items.
18 BEAUTY Second hand ceramics potted with beautiful arrangements of succulents and top dressed with gemstones. drawings, dry flower and sticker pics in A5 glass frames everything done by the traders themselves
19 Oni’s Organics Health muffins, Healthy habits charts, lemons
20 SA Cool Trading Kids Veg, dog biscuits, beanies, books & dvd’s, games
21 Cook & Craft Peanut brittle, Katvis catnip toys, Urchin Jellyfish, Dip if you dare game, Eco Fire Lighters, Magic Carpet Cleaner
22 Gabriels Mucky Stuffs Seedlings, wick planters, worm tea, free range eggs
23 Helena’s Yummy Treats Biscuits and chocolate blocks
24 King’s Corner Droe Wors, activity game.
25 Cezanne Lip Balm, Stress Balls

Please pop over to out Facebook Page to browse the adverts each trader has sent in as part of the requirement to gain a certificate: https://www.facebook.com/PocketMoneyMarketSA/photos/a.1913301828885621.1073741877.1591673784381762/1913305025551968/?type=3&theater

And also browse the video ads in the Facebook video library, here is sweet example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMaAv2DkLRQ

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As it is Woman’s Day, we are joined by two adult traders who are part if the Forward Fund WIN WOMAN program and they will be selling wonderful leather jackets and beadwork, as well as offering mentorship to the youngsters. ff logo

Pop over the the V&A website for more detail here:  http://www.waterfront.co.za/events/Kids/2017-young-entrepreneurs-pocket-money-market 

And take a listen to one of the radio features here: https://omny.fm/shows/early-breakfast-with-abongile-nzelenzele/woman-s-day-market-at-the-v-a-pocket-money-market

We are privileged to have the fabulous Zoe Mazula of Horizon’s Tale, Mazula and The Farmhouse Rocks to guide our young performers and add her special magic to the day. A real feast of music including classical, blues, rock and jazz is guaranteed to entertain.

 

 

 

Zoë Mazula has been a performer all her life. It started with dancing and acting and continued on to singing and song writing. Zoe studied at Redroofs Theatre School and The Academy in London England. Next to the creative arts, Zoë’s biggest passion is education and she later worked extensively with The Big Foot Theatre Company and Makebelieve Arts in London borough schools to empower teachers to bring creative storytelling and acting techniques into mainstream classrooms as an effecting teaching tool. Zoë has not only experienced the pleasure of the arts first hand through professional working in adverts, theatre and film but she has witness the power of acting with drama therapy and the healing and learning that comes from drama techniques and play. Zoë has continued her creative teaching under the name ‘I Create Me’ and runs after school clubs, teaching workshops and holiday programmes.

Zoë immigrated with her husband Vusa to South Africa in 2004 to open one of Cape Town’s most loved music venues, Zula Sound Bar on Long Street. Zula gave a platform for nine years to the best up and coming and established original music acts of South Africa. For the past two years Vusa and Zoë have gone back to their original love of music and write and perform their songs under the name Mazula with their first album being released this year. They can be seen singing in their function duo called Horizon’s Tale at many different hotels, restaurants and private functions around the mother city and South Africa. You can follow their music on Facebook under the name Mazula and Horizon’s Tale and you can email zoemazula@gmail.com for more info on the I Create Me programmes.

Please remember we are always looking for young photographers and young reporters to cover our events for the press. Get in touch if you would like to join on Woman’s Day, its great fun and young people up to 21 are welcome. Most of the pics used here are from Deep South Photography and regular traders, you are welcome to watermark your pics!

The Pocket Money Market is growing fast and we are looking for interns, volunteers, mentors and sponsors to help take us nation wide and beyond. We run Markets 2 to 6 times a month where kids EARN, LEARN & HAVE FUN as well as free workshops covering 5 modules every school holiday.

 

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For more information please email linda@livelightly.co.za

 

 

 

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