Youth Day 2018 at the V&A

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YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS POCKET MONEY MARKET YOUTH DAY 2018

Time: 10am – 3:30pm

Venue: V&A Waterfront –This year we will be outside between the Watershed and the Two Oceans Aquarium.

Activities:                                                                                                                                                Come and see our creative Young Entrepreneurs EARN, LEARN & HAVE FUN. Each stall submits an advert, completes an accounting sheet and meets a number of POS requirements in order to gain a certificate. All traders take a Plastic Free Pledge too so no single use plastics are permitted. Some 40 traders from 4 to 16 years old at 26 fabulous stalls will compete for awards in various categories and overall Young Entrepreneur of the Day which will be announced at 2:30pm.

The Young Performers are ready to rock the V&A and we are excited to have ALAS Academy , Hartbeat Sounds and Junior Jive partnering. There will be 40 live performances by 70 young performers from 10:30am – 3:30pm including all genres of music, dance, comedy, magic and more. Join the fun with percussion and dance from Junior Jive and after the awards we have an open mic session.

Take our #PlasticFree Pledge and have some fun with Waste-Ed as we make upcycled musical instruments, eco bricks and learn about Waste2Wealth. Trash becomes cash!

Interactive talk from the Two Oceans Aquarium and meet their mascots too.

Join our Mandela Day Drive for Mdzananda Animal Clinic in Khayelitsha by purchasing a ticket for our raffle or making a donation at Erin’s Pet Emporium. We will deliver the donation to this incredible organisation om Mandela Monday 18 June.

Our #youthday2018 Theme:                                                                                                     Make local products  Buy local products  Support local Artists Grow local Economies

Come and meet the team from the Allan Gray Entrepreneurial Challenge and join the 2018 online challenge.

Contact:                                                                                                                                                Young entrepreneurs up to 16 years old please use this BOOKING FORMand performers (Groups may include performers up to 21 years old) please use this BUSKER BOOKING FORM Spaces are limited, please complete the correct form in detail so that we can process it first time. We trade2 – 6 times a month at various venues.

General enquiries and sponsorship: Linda Wilson linda@livelightly.co.za Ph: 0833840590 (a/h) Please note this is an after hours project.

Cost: Free                                                                                                                                                Young Entrepreneurs Pocket Money Market is an NPO striving to address the long term youth unemployment challenge while offering an opportunity to earn immediate income. No mandatory fees apply, however a small rent is encouraged to teach the concept of overheads. Free workshops are offered every school holiday and start up assistance as well as ongoing support is available.

Schedule

9:00am – Open for set up

10:15 Traders to be ready please & all Group 1 performers on site

10:15am – Short PMM team meeting and Wake up Shake up with Junior Jive: All crew, traders and Group 1 Performers.

10:30am Trading opens, music begins with schedule by ALAS

1:45pm Traders accounting sheets in & Trading closes

2:00pm Talk by Two Oceans Aquarium

2:15 Lucky Draw Winner of Mandela Day fundraiser for Mdzananda Animal Clinic by Erin’s Pet emporium

2:30  Group Song: Doo Be Doo

2:40 Entrepreneur of the Day Awards: 5 Categories & Certificates & goodie bags.

We have wonderful prizes sponsored:
Marketing & Branding: NOMU They will also give all 120 kids a little gift
Hospitality (Food products) : Cape Town Hotel School
Sustainability: Two Oceans Aquarium
Busker of the Day: Junior Jive
Overall Young Entrepreneur of the Day: Peak Academy

3-3:30pm Group performances (3 groups)

Traders: Pack down trading area while music continues, trading area can be used for dancing

3-4pm Open Mic for young performers

4:00pm Official closing, thank you’s and ends. Pack down.

Join the Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/1663955746991444/

YOUTH DAY FLYER

 

 

Wish list – this is endless but here are the top contenders:

We would love to offer prizes to our award winners, we have 10 categories. If you would like to see the list and pick a particular area of entrepreneurship to sponsor please get in touch.

Transport: We run at around one third outreach and transport to the V&A is really expensive. I need to transport around 50 kids from Khayelitsha, Mitchells’ Plain, Ocean View and Masiphumelele. In the longer term there is campaign to fund a busThese kids also need lunch so it would be amazing to give them R40 each to buy something at the market.

Partnership Invitation: Please get in touch if you have something that synergises or would like to join or assist this project in any way. This is our fourth year and there is so much more that can happen. Prizes and goodie bags are still needed. Fundraising or sponsorship would be amazing: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/champion/project/give-the-pocket-money-market-wings-to-fly  #everyoneiswelcome #bethechange

Check out last Year’s Youth Day from SABC TV3 here: https://youtu.be/OJxeGkIGwyE

The trader line up is already fabulous, we are very nearly fully booked already, please click through to theirs great ADVERTS and give them a like and share!
1. Erin’s Pet Emporium   –   Pet treats and accessories
2. DoggyLove   –  Dog Treats
3. Mega silly slime   –   Slime making kits
4. Made By Teens   –  Messages Jars, NutsBoutU Jars, Upcycled Jewellery;Desk Tidiers, JuJu, Raffle for DART Fundraiser, Fridge Magnets for DART fundraiser.
5. Beauty Arts&Crafts   –   Ceramics& Terrariums beautifully potted with succulents and Kokedama & Beautiful Sticker Art!
6. Little chef Miguel   –  Turkish delights
7. Lucky Amor  –   Lucky packets
8. Little B & Me   –   DIY craft box for kids. MyMiniBot by Beaurain – Build your own mini upcycled wooden robot kit and ready made Bots. Bangle Me Up by Kayla – Crafty DIY crochet jewelry packets and ready made crocheted bangles & handbag decorations.
9. Crafty Kidz   –   Wooden puzzles and crafts
10. Shimmer & Cyrus’ Snowglobes   –   Cyrus makes snowglobes from recycled glass jars and small plastic toys and other small toys he buys from kids on exchange groups or kids markets. Annabelle makes a variety of hand made gifts, room decor and other must have items that appeal to tweens and teens.
11. Plants n Stuff   –  100% Natural bamboo straws, handmade and grown in Cape Town, with optional organic bags. Necklaces and bracelets made with shells, gemstones, metal pendants, lego and lots more. Water-wise cacti and succulents in a range of containers, mainly up-cycled and reused coffee cups and toilet paper rolls
12. GLIMMER TATTOOS AND BAGS GLIMMER TATTOO’S THAT ARE EVO FRIENDLY. HOME MADE BAGS
13. Lucky charms   –    Homemade clay charms plus chains/bracelets
14. Gabriel’s Mucky Stuff  –   Upcycled Goods
15. DIABOLO CHINESE YOYO DIABOLO CHINESE YOYO – THEY ARE MADE IN SOUTH AFRICA AND BRAZILIAN SWEETIES CALLED BRIDAGEIRO
16. The Facemaker  –   Facepainting
17. Soap Cellar   –  Natural farmhouse soaps, shampoo, shower gel, liquid hand soap, shaving cream, lip balms, body butter, pet shampoo – ie natural, green soap products.
18. Cook & Craft  –  Hair wraps and buffs, craft items, peanut brittle
19. O&K Trading   –  Veggie and herb plants, heirloom seeds , upcycled shopping bags
20. SA Cool Trading Kids  –   Preloved clothing, games, books & DVDs, fresh veg
21. Oh Fudge   –  Fudge
22. Yummy Amelie   –  Hand made peg dolls, baked goods
23. Healthy Treats by Giulliana  –   Organic vegan chocolate, gluten free muffins, Matts secret sauce, balanced-energy tea
24. Jazzies   –  Chock drops delights
25. Abbi K   –  mini chalk boards, mini trays, mini message boards,mini key rings and mini scrubs made will all natural ingredients with samples able to be tried on the day.
26. Something Simple  –   Gloves, book marks

Young Performers: 37 Awesome Acts:

Maxine Wells 12 Singing – vocals with backing track
Isabella Buckland – 10 Vocalist Cup Sung, Video in
Reuben Jansen van Rensburg / 15 Wide Variety, guitar & vocals
Timeon Jansen van Rensburg / 11 Wide variety vocals
Milisa & Thembi- violin Violin: Classical/folk
Erin – CLARINET Classical
Beauty Trio – Recorder Classical/fold
Rachel van de Vijver keyboard
Hanna Eyre 17 All genres, guitar
Ayanda Jewison, 10 years Voice
Keagen Pinkney 13years old Piano
Kiara Roberts Age 12 Singing
Georga De Beer 15 years old Singing and ukulele
Leah Bell-Leask ALAS Academy Guitar and vocal
Mia Francis Poole, age 12 Vocal, singing
Bowi Wijsenbeek 13 Singing and piano
Gabriela Webb 15 Pop,folk rock
Michaela Meth 13 Alas Academy Singing
Hector Nyama 11 / Alas Academy Singing
Tallulah Gray 17 Guitar and vocals solo
Haley Coetzee 13 Singing and playing the Ukelele
Sheldon Booth 15 Acoustic Guitar, with ALAS Academy
Morgan Christian 13 yrs old vocal performance
Leyya Haarhoff 14 Jazz singing – from Alas Academy
Taya Drinkwater 16 Jazzy RnB
Leah Hopper 16 Folk, Pop, Indie
Sebastian Goddard 18 Folk, Indie, Rock, Baritone Ukulele
Alex Peterson 17 Electric Guitar
Viljar Jorgenson 12 Piano
Luke Johnson 13 Piano
Cooper McNicol 13 Vocalist
Aidan Rose Maitland12 Vocalist
Erin Havemann 14 Vocals
Adam Garisch 14 Guitar and Vocals

The Campio Choral and Dance Society – Vocals, dance poetry
IMBIZO YETHU PRODUCTION DANCE “umxentso”and CHOIR
Ihlumelo lokhanyo lwethu Youth development Singing and traditional dancing group
Thank you to the V&A Waterfront for hosting us once again and to Forward Fund for their sponsorship, we are excited to have the Forward Fund Academy media students documenting this event too. Chattles have waived the hiring fee for the marquee which is incredible! The following sponsors contributed to our costs this year and we really appreciate their ongoing support and endorsement: Marnita Opperman Du Plessis and Curran Attorneys ,Terramnanzi Group Environmental Services & Smart TechFalse Bay Business Network donated 50 smart new trader security vests as well as funding. Our Awards sponsors are: Peak AcademyNomuCape Town Hotel SchoolJunior JiveTwo Oceans Aquarium have sponsored not only an award but are joining us with an awesome presentation on the day and a generous contribution to costs! Our epic four hour stage production is produced by ALAS Academy and Hartbeats Sounds

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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

Holiday Workshops, news and July/Aug markets

The Free holiday workshops are on Tues 11, Wed 12 and Thurs 13 July with two modules each day. Full details are here: https://pocketmoneymarket.com/talks-and-awards-days/Book only the modules you fancy: We start on Tuesday with Costing & Pricing then Marketing & Sales. Wed is Operational Management then Financial basics and on Thursday we do Online Marketing. All suitable from about 7 to 16 years and centered around an activity. As we are in Plastic Free July all activities will be making alternative packaging. Call 0833840590 to book.

Trader Bookings are open for the next market days on                                                                Saturday 29 July 2017 10:30am 1pm at Longbeach Mall, Noordhoek                                   Wed 9 Aug (holiday) 11:30-2:00  V&A Waterfront                                                                 Saturday 26 August 2017 10:30am 1pm at Longbeach Mall, Noordhoek

Busking bookings cam be made here: https://goo.gl/forms/FEfwmMz7FmsqPu612

We continue to learn and grow and the busking side is taking form fast. We have also had great feedback from the Plastic Free undertaking and will feature this month as a guest blog on the Two Oceans Aquarium website. This project has scope for much growth and I think if the kids can get it right to trade without plastic packaging then the challenge to the mainstream retailers is out there!

We have also had some great feedback in the press and are ever hopeful some sponsorship may eventually follow! Here are some of the articles and video links:

Expresso Show on TV3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJxeGkIGwyE&feature=youtu.be

http://spice4life.co.za/out__about/va-waterfront-youth-day-kids-market-pocket-money/

http://www.iol.co.za/capetowner/news/youth-make-it-at-market-9903606

We also made the news on TV 2 and 3 as well as front page of the weekend Argus.

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I am very pleased to announce we have received support form FORWARD FUND in conjunction with their Win Woman initiative, THANK YOU so much to Tina Thiart and her team for this: www.forwardfund.co.zaff logo

We were also happy to join a Dept of Education initiative in Mitchell’s Plain this week and look forward to more events in the future.

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As always, thanks for the support and hope to see you at the workshops and the markets soon!

Lin

Youth Day Pocket Money Market at the V&A

Join us on Youth Day 16 June for a bumper Pocket Money Market at the Watershed (Mezzanine area) at the V&A Waterfront from 11:30am to 2pm. At 2pm we will have a short talk from the Two Oceans Aquarium as the PMM goes plastic free and then awards for Entrepreneur of the Day as well as 7 category winners and the lucky draws.

Here is the provisional trader line-up and the ads are up on Facebook too: https://www.facebook.com/pg/PocketMoneyMarketSA/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1887361234813014 (Likes count towards the award so please like your favorite and share away.) Heaps of fab Father’s Day gifts!

Stall Name Goods for sale
Cook & Craft Peanut Brittle, Eco fire lighters, Magic Carpet Cleaner, Urchin Jellyfish, Dip if you Dare activity, Fresh sprouts, catnip cat toys.
Sticky Bubblegum Headbands, hand made cards, bookmarks, self made funky room decor like cushions, bookends and snowglobes, self made handbags, home made lip balm
Made It Pretty by Peyton Washi tape notebooks, pencils, notepads, gift tags
Handcrafted Greeting Cards (birthday / baby / teacher / Christmas / thank you)
Tic Tac Toe (natural stones in a cotton bag)
Roll-a-dice and WIN
Love Stones
Sweetastic Creations by Kyra Mixed meringues, mini biscuits, sweet shots, jelly. Hair ties and braclets for kids.
The Soap Cellar natural soaps, shampoo, handwash, dog shampoo, giant bubbles mix, lip balms and a raffle for a Shaun the Sheep soap!
Beauty , arts & crafts Sticker pictures, Ceramic potted succulents and terrariums.
Khaya’s Emporium Twiggit candle holders (R 15-50), Stone Lights- tee-lights (R 15), Macrame lanterns and plant holders (R 30 – 60), Message in a peg (R 15), Handmade picture frames (R 15- 30)
PoPsockets We sell pop sockets, a phone accessory that enables you to easily hold your phone and mount it on the ground. Available in various colours and styles.
Helena’s Yummy Treats  Biscuits and caramel squares, choc blocks.
YouButterflyMeVintage Vintage clothing
Hello Jewelry made with beads
Emily’s Sweet & Savoury Cheese grillers.
Creamed spinach pop tarts. Butternut & feta pop tarts.
Cinnamon & sugar ring donuts. Coconut ring dounuts.
Decorate your own cupcake.
Aneeqah’s Party Packs Party Packs
My Take by Hannah Cards, Necklaces and Sun Catchers.  Campbell – Chili Paste
Made By Teens Upcycle item: Vanilla Scented Shell Candles
Upcycled Cereal Boxes into Masks for Fun
Combo: Homemade JuJu sauce
King’s Fooseball arcade  Games
Oni’s Healthy Kids Corner  Healthy luchbox snacks & healthy habits charts
SA Cool Trading Kids  Fresh produce, Good dog Biscuits, Book exchange & Crafts
Robert’s Plants  Succulents
Gabriel’s Mucky Stuffs  Worm tea, seedlings, free range eggs,  Sunflower eggs/cups, Wick Planters
Cambell’s Chilli’s  Chili paste
Face Art Face Art paint
Sweet Tooth Brothers Waffle rolls, jam and cream tarts, peanut ring bisquits, apple crumbles, jam bisquits, glazed bisquits. Honey cake, Chocolate cake (22 cm). A raffle with Chocolate Happy Father’s Day cake (27 cm).
Angel’s Delight Muffins, Cupcakes, Lamingtons
Sherbet drawstring bags, moonbags and socks

For the first time the kids have made video ads too – check them in action here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/PocketMoneyMarketSA/videos/

Awards are as follows:
1) Entrepreneur(s) of the Day
2) Best advert (Likes on Facebook will count towards this)
3) Best display (Stall presentation)
4) Accounting Excellence
5) Product innovation
6) “Greenest” Stall (Environmental awareness)
7) Excellence in sales skills
8) Busker of the Day
Others may be awarded at judges discretion.

We have an awesome line up of young buskers too and are super lucky to have musician Zenn Viljoen joining as coordinator and MC.

 

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Just a few ads to give you an idea, but please visit the Facebook page for the full line up.

Young Entrepreneurs Pocket Money Market is an NPO aimed at helping children develop the skills to become self employed. Free workshops, startup assistance and ongoing support are provided. At the moment we are about one third “outreach” and the earnings are often an essential part of the household income. We run unfunded and need volunteers and sponsorship like air.

For more information please contact 0833840590 or mail linda@livelightly.co.za. For bookings and nation wide availability scroll down to the next post.

 

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The following market will be on 24 June at Longbeach Mall and there are free workshops covering 5 modules in the holidays. Book via www.pocketmoneymarket.com.
We strive to light a spark & nurture a spirit of entrepreneurship in order to grow a sustainable economy. We are very environmentally conscious with no single use plastic permitted and awards for sustainable products. While there are a few entrepreneurship courses out there, this is very practical empowering the kids to overcome real obstacles and earn real cash. We also take kids from as little as 5 and there all workshops and training are free. Traders are encouraged to pay a small stall rent to teach the concept of overheads (Max R50) but only when they have become profitable and can afford it.
We run at one third “outreach” and these kids receive start up assistance and ongoing support, transport and general help. All kids get free workshops and individual business training. Because growing a sustainable place based economy feels like the best thing to be doing round about now.
Volunteers and sponsorship always welcome. On Friday we have 16 outreach lids and I would love to give them each R30 “lunch money” to spend. If anyone feels like contributing to this it would be awesome.

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Each trader will sign a plastic free pledge as we ban single use plastics at the PMM #Everyoneiswelcome to #bethechange as we have a group pledge at 2pm with Two Ocans Aquarium.

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Many MANY thanks to the V&A Waterfront for hosting us!

See you at the market!

Lin

Youth Day report & holiday dates

 

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Just a quick report back today:

We had a lovely Youth Day market at Imhoff Farm on 16 June, many thanks to Imhoff for having us at their delightful venue. The weather played along too thank goodness!

We had 20 stalls and 26 official traders although some “visitors” also joined the fun. The youngest trader was just 4 years old and the oldest 16. I thought the atmosphere was great and I was really pleased to see such good presentation and also lots of refinements by those who have attended workshops.

As always picking a winner is the toughest part of the day, everyone was so fantastic. Congratulations to Kaira and Stella of Cupcakes, Critters & Crafts who won Entrepreneurs of the Day. Their advert was lovely, they sold very well (in fact sold out) and had a fantastic attitude too. They also handled a couple of mishaps with aplomb and all the “secret shoppers” were very complimentary. Highest earner was Robert’s Organic Plants (by a long way!), followed by Hannah’s creations with Kaya and the Soap Cellar joint third. Well done! I am very pleased to see the detailed costings and improvements from the regular traders. On that note some sheets were incomplete or poorly done, they will not be accepted like that again so please take note!

Special mentions to the Soap Cellar for outstanding products, costings and a fabulous stall. Also to Colour Me Crazy for excellent presentation and Hanna’s creations for lovely original products.

For those wanting figures, one trader had a net profit of over R500, 6 traders had a net profit over R300 and another 5 over R200. Considering this is after costs and the kids are between 4 and 16 I think this is pretty good! I am available on skype or you can come and visit if you need some help getting there…this is a safe space to try out all the ideas.

I will do the other awards in the holidays instead of month end this time…I am looking at 13 July (see below). I need some time to study the sheets and think things over  to do the awards in more detail, market days are getting pretty hectic.

If there is enough interest I will do a workshop in the holidays on Wed 13 July from 2 to 4pm with awards after. We should be all done by 4:30 but the kids generally like to socialize a bit and weather permitting I’ll organize a fun activity again. I am flexible with dates but can only do afternoons and evenings so feel free to get in touch if you have an alternative suggestion. Remember workshops are free for traders and any group of 5 or more can initiate one.

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The winner of the LUCKY DRAW was Enid Pemberton. Congratulations Enid, I have mailed your four tickets to Snow World to you, enjoy and thank you for supporting the Pocket Money Market! The lucky draw was a great selling tool for the kids and as each sale = a ticket I think it really boosted sales. If anyone has connections for another prize that would be awesome…even if a company wants to sponsor  something smaller like movie tickets or a voucher…anything would be most appreciated!

Below are some snaps of our traders…in no particular order….Apologies I was a bit busy so didn’t take many pics and I missed a couple. Please send me your photos! Or better still I am hoping for  a young photographer (Hannah?) and a young reporter too. I could really use some help on market days too if anyone is keen, plus admin and PR too.

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Soap Cellar

 

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Kaya: Stick a frame, Twiggit, Scratch n win
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Save the Rhino

 

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Color Me Crazy

 

 

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Cupcakes, Critters and Crafts

 

 

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Funky Dunky Danika

 

 

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Kidz Zone
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Natural Nature & Molly’s Magic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wishmakers

 

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Robert’s Plants
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Cook n Craft

 

 

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Sweet Pop

 

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Monsters at Work

 

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Hannah’s Creations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Request a Beanie and Sydney’s Gifts

Here is also a link to the ads the kids have to send in before the market…and while you are there please give our Facebook page a like & share: https://www.facebook.com/PocketMoneyMarketSA/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1737537636462042

Many thanks to Nikki Mountified for her hard work as well as Leigh Palmer for coming to my rescue when I could not fit the tables in my car! My continued thanks to Rotary for supporting the market, I saw a number of their members shopping and to SNOW WORLD for their fabulous prize worth R480!

We were also lucky to have a visit from Kieno Kammies of Cape Talk and they have given us some lovely encouragement. Here is an old article someone sent me that I was not aware of:

http://www.capetalk.co.za/articles/13512/your-child-can-become-an-entrepreneur-at-a-young-age-find-out-how

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Please book here for the next market at Longbeach Mall on 9 July and I will open booking for 6 August this week too:

https://pocketmoneymarket.wordpress.com/market-stall-bookings-for-kids-from-3-to-16?iframe=true&theme_preview=true

Until now I have collected the stall fees at the end and adjusted down where takings are on the low side. However its too chaotic to manage so all fees will have to be paid up front from now, unless you make a special arrangement ahead of time. If any children do not earn enough I will be happy to credit them but this will be done at a later stage when I have time to assess properly. ( I work on not more than 20% of net income as a guide) Please remember you may apply for charity dispensation and outreach stalls are at no charge. I also have some start up assistance available for outreach too. This is a non profit, I do this in my own time “for the love” and self fund but I am really battling to stay afloat. Certificates, prizes, and a host of set up costs need to be paid, plus each event takes about 5 working days to set up. I work full time too so its not perfect, but on balance I think still worth doing. If anyone is able to assist in any way…nothing is too small. Printing is a constant expense and posters, accounting sheets and certificates are essential. It is my dream to get a proper sponsor and “do it properly” – I have a document prepared if you have any ideas!

Lastly we are now on Instagram too: https://www.instagram.com/pocketmoneymarket/

Thanks to everyone for your support!

Lin

PS sorry this is not a very pretty report…having a glitchy day and nothing wants to go where is should…but the basics are all there.

 

Market report back and future plans

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Sooo, I must apologise, I am about 3 reports behind. I’d love to do them with the amount of detail as I used to, but Murphy’s Law, whenever I plan a market some paid work turns up and that has to take priority! So rather than get even further behind, here is a short report of the 5th September Pocket Money Market at Bay Primary and another call for Young Reporters, Young Photographers and Young Film Makers to take up the challenge! I have had coverage on radio and TV so it’s a great platform just sitting there…waiting for you.

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Many thanks to all, especially those who travelled so far. We had people who came from far and wide which was amazing. Great kids, clever products and a fun day. It was the first time I have joined another event so a learning curve but on the whole all good I think. As it was a food fair fundraiser, the Pocket Money Market could not sell food…quite a limiting factor. Lots of green fingered folks out there however and there were plants galore!

We had a tight schedule for prize giving so the costings sheets were somewhat rushed and I am having some difficulty working them out, but love the calculations and little notes some kids have left me.Too cute, really! I would like to start a bit more detail on this and hope the parents will take this part further at home too. I am also going to get a LOT stricter on how much help parents are allowed to give at market day…at this stage it reflects in the awards so parents who do too much…take note please;) You may be “Young at heart” Entrepreneurs, but its all about the kids. Thanks so much to Bay Primary School for having us and to everyone who supported, but most of all to every young entrepreneur – you are all amazing! Please scroll down and see the rest of the report with the pics in the captions below:

Kidz Biz: Kian, Ruhan & Grace - Wow, real pros. 6 pages of stock sheets, I think about R300 net profit at the end...some delightful calculations;)
Kidz Biz: Kian, Ruhan & Grace – Wow, real pros. 6 pages of stock sheets, I think about R300 net profit at the end…some delightful calculations;)
Red Hill Cool Kids: Khanyo, Jeremiah & Edrige...Our first outreach stall. They made R180, reinvested R30 and took R50 pocket money each...small beginnings of big futures.
Red Hill Cool Kids: Khanyo, Jeremiah & Edrige…Our first outreach stall. They made R180, reinvested R30 and took R50 pocket-money each…small beginnings of big futures.
Kid's Stuff: Michael, Stephen and Lisa...Awesome profit of just under R600. Well Done. And big thanks to mum who really worked hard too!
Kid’s Stuff: Michael, Stephen and Lisa…Awesome profit of just under R600. Well Done. And big thanks to mum who really worked hard too!
Winner of the best display...First boy to win this ever. Well done Robert!
Winner of the best display…First boy to win this ever. Well done Robert!
Half an hour before the market opened and everyone was finished setting up already...First time ever. I do always try and warn everyone that kds can't really do more than 2 hours, I'd advise actually setting up later to be honest.
Half an hour before the market opened and everyone was finished setting up already…First time ever. I do always try to warn everyone that kids can’t really do more than 2 hours, I’d advise actually setting up later to be honest.
Rawk...there is a prize for you still! Product innovation with these
Rawk…there is a prize for you still! Product innovation with these “beautiful message in a bottle” Jars
Shifaa won a salesmanship award...totally knows her plants and gift of the gab! Well done!
Shifaa won a salesmanship award…totally knows her plants and gift of the gab! Well done!
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Isabella and Ruby “All Sorts” Marketing Winners.

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Michale and Stephen: The Gangly Gnomes. I love these clever Ideas made from things that cost nothing!
Michael and Stephen: The Gangly Gnomes. I love these clever Ideas made from things that cost nothing!
Katie of Crazy fun cartoons...a very cool concept, well done!
Katie of Crazy fun cartoons…a very cool concept, well done!

I’d love more photos if anyone have, please mail me at linda@livelightly.co.za.  And please join the mailing list to recieve market notifications here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1r7HUidHTxEyypAN_C04l5ZNLtWjPAn_HPcZ9y8cwEbg/edit?usp=drive_web

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If anyone is keen for a market in your area please get in touch.

Our format includes basic age appropriate costings and profit calculations, a premarket advert requirement which can also be their market sign. Awards are based on creativity and salesmanship among other things…judging is not so much about earnings. A nominal “rental fee” of R20 introduces the concept of overheads. Children from age 3 to 16 are welcome. Each child gets a certificate of participation so there are no losers.

As always I am constantly looking for sponsors, partners and feedback. I am passionate about this project and even more so about the new outreach part of it.

Next date is Sat 24  October with a big outreach craft session in the morning and a market in the afternoon…LOADS OF VOLUNTEERS needed of all ages.  Donations of cash or anything we can use to make things with and ideas all welcome, I plan to stock 10 outreach stalls for 40 children. I hope to make it a fun day and all the kids can get together too. Busking and performance art spaces will be on offer and as always any fundraisers are welcome for free.

Please check out the pics on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1652328258316314.1073741837.1591673784381762&type=3 and give the page a like and share. For those of you on Twitter check out https://twitter.com/LiveLightlyKids too.

In closing, I run this with pretty much zero resources, sometimes on borrowed bucks and my sister Nikki is my team. It’s a real dream to take it up several levels and I have grand plans. My joint aims are to empower a generation of independent earners with more choices while bringing real income to needy households via the outreach arm. I really believe much of the crime committed against children happens because their parents spend such long hours working and commuting leaving children unsupervised, and if we could generate home based income this would make a meaningful difference. Apart from the obvious lack of jobs which makes self employment a necessity. I do, however have to earn a living so this gets odd scraps of time (Yes its 1am as I type this) and its far from perfect. But at least its happening…my two refrains are “Use what you have” and “Nothing ever happened sitting on the couch.” Seeing what a big deal the first earnings they took home was to the Red Hill Cool Kids has already made it a win for me. But I do need help…do-ers not talkers though. So if that’s you, give me a shout on 0833840590. You can check out the links to my qualifications and back story in the “About” section of this blog and let me know if you want to see the “masterplan”. Bank details are optimistically there somewhere too.

Thanks a mil for all the support so far!

We are off to Reforest to plant trees later this month so taking a little break, but always plotting and planning the next move. Check our Arbor day TV show here     Part 1:youtu.be/Tz4X8bSxjBg?a Part 2 http://youtu.be/a6Vu61gil8c?a

Oh one last thing…I am crowdfunding with Greenpop to get to Rocking the Daisies, please donate a tree if you can at R120  http://www.givengain.com/activist/144447/projects/11178/ One of my fave bands is out from Aus – The Cat Empire…am determined to get there.

Sjoe…if you read this far, well done! Thanks.

L x

pmm 5 Sept Bay

Linda Wilson

0833840590

Web: pocketmoneymarket.com

Twitter: @LiveLightlyKids

Facebook: PocketMoneyMarketSA

Radio: http://www.capetalk.co.za/articles/4416/know-about-a-project-that-encourages-enterpreneurship-at-a-young-age

Easter Pocket Money Market stall bookings now open

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The stall bookings for the Easter Pocket Money Market are now open.

Please use this Booking Form or mail magic@livelightly.co.za.

Times have been tweaked a bit to accommodate the road closures for the Two Oceans Marathon so that should not be an issue.

Sat 4 April 10:00 to 12:00am, awards 12:15 – 12:30.
Set up from 9am:
Venue: The Moth Hall, Central Circle, Fish Hoek (Near the tennis courts and the Library, but not the main Civic Centre hall)

Children up to 16 years may participate, there is no minimum age but I think from around  3 years is best.
Contact Linda: 0833840590

Please see the last blog for tips and more info about the stalls. Making goodies to sell is a great holiday activity and we will share craft ideas on the Facebook page too. Children are welcome to make an advert for their stall which I will publish on this blog and social media. (A photo of a hand drawn poster is perfect.)

I  would like to make part of the stage area available for some music and performing arts slots, I think about 15 minutes each. It would essentially be a busking slot…I am thinking they can join in the Young Entrepreneurs and get certificates, etc too. A 15 min slot will be R5 and they can book more than one, either consecutive or at different times.

I will also share some crafty ideas on the Facebook page if you need inspiration and please feel free to share yours, whether you are joining us or not! I am proud to say that the Pocket Money Market concept has been followed around the world and I have had interest from mums in Canada and Australia, so let your children use this platform to showcase their skills!

Many thanks to Lights that Last for sponsoring the cost of the venue & their incredible support.

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Thanks so much to Michelle Beattie for the lovely logo and graphic design work she has donated!                                                                                                                         I look forward to seeing you all there.