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/

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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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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 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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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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Sweet Pop

 

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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.

 

Feb Winners, March plans & bookings are open.

I am so impressed with the improvements I have seen in the regular traders this month.

We adapted to a new format of smaller weekly markets instead of the larger monthly events of last year. We are really lucky to have space every Thursday at Cape Point Vineyards and although week day evenings are tricky for many kids, it has been super for them to be part of a “real”trading environment. We did manage one Saturday event too at The Red Herring so a bumper month with 5 markets…with another 5 in March too. Stalls can be booked here: https://pocketmoneymarket.com/market-staltstl-bookings-for-kids-from-3-to-16/

The grand prize for February was kindly sponsored by THE SWEETEST THING PATISSERIE in Simon’s Town and is a voucher for R250 and a tour of the business with some hands on experience of running a small business from real entrepreneurs.

And the winner is….

Over all Entrepreneur of the month for February 2016:                                                       Robert Palmer – Robert’s Organic Magic Plants. Robert progressed a long way this month, getting to grips with his accounting and he produces all his wares without assistance, using things with little or no cost. In addition his point of sale displays are great and although he is not naturally a salesman or people person, his product knowledge and love of plants equips him to hold his own with even the most demanding clients. Robert also picked up a job at the market and did a day’s planting – a lovely bit of market penetration. Congratulations Robert!

Robert was SO excited…he was actually gunning for Best Display so overall winner was a huge surprize.

Other awards went to:

Sales Excellence We All Scream for Ice Cream Emma Colyna1
Presentation & Point Of SaleExcellence Message in the bottle Rawk Dudley-Steada2
 Salesmanship The Sweets  Francesca McCann-Pereira3
Product & presentation excellence Beeswacky Ethan Hunter
Sales Supporter: Ryan Hunter BeeswackySm
Best original product Table Mountain Dragons Joanna Deppe7
Salesmanship To good to be true Josh Changfoot
Jed Volschenk
Innovation & Point of Sale The Fun Spot Josiah Mortlock- 8
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Consistancy and positivity ICED 3 (Iced Tea) Neve Martin
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Presentation of products & best turned out  traders Sweet Truth Michael & Stephen Bottcher20160204_175751
Accounting excellence, Best newcomer Magical Mischief Kiana Rayne Sonnenberg18
Ability to improvise & innovate Face Painting Kyara Russell17

There are also certifcates of participation for all the children who attended in February, please get in touch to arrange to get them. Thank you so much to Cape Point Vineyards for having us and they also kindly printed this month’s certificates.

The Febuary focus was COSTING & PRICING the goods with ACCOUNTING in mind. This did not appeal initially but is really the foundation in many ways and once the kids get it they ralise how helpful it is. It is a juggling act to keep it light enough to be fun while ensuring the project goals are achieved…so awards are a massive motivator and the smaller format markets provide much more time for me to work with the youngsters. On Saturday we had a workshop and everyone who attended recieved an ebook on costing and pricing too – I think (hope) many pennies droppped. March will focus on ADVERSING, POINT OF SALE & MARKETING, April will have MARKET PENETRATION, DIVERSIFICATION & PRODUCT OPTIMISATION as a theme. Newcomers will have a chance to catch up as we will cycle through all the material regularly, I am happy to repeat modules for any group of 5 or more and each session takes about an hour. There is no charge for these and all are welcome.

Over the next couple of weeks I will be adding the pages to this website for each child who wishes to trade between markets so you can order directly.

 

We featured in the Weekend Argus as well as the community papers and I have done a lot of radio this month too. However  A SPONSOR is still desparately needed as I am still self funding. Winter is on the way and I need to hire indoor venues and I also need large weekend venues for the monthly bigger markets as well as workshops and training. Prizes, learning material, transport and subsidization for the outreach kids all need to be sorted. I see so much potential but am unable to fufil it all as I still work 2 jobs – if I could give up one then this could really take flight.

At the end of the day, I am in SA for the long haul and raising my child here. The only way forward is to do what we can to make it work and it seems to me that much of what is wrong stems from financial insecurity and children who are often largely unparented. The Pocket Money Market has two main aims: The primary objective is nurturing a spirit of entrepreneurship in young children with the long term goal that more South Africans will be able to sustain themselves independently and possibly in a more flexible lifestyle conducive to less commuting and more active parenting. The second objective is to bring real and immediate income generation to families where the means for the children to join the Pocket Money Market are simply not available, via the outreach programme.

The current group of children are really starting to earn well and paying for meaningful things and saving decent amounts. I believe one day they will be able to work for themselves and take care of their families. We have been running a year already and I think I have some 200 accounting sheets on file which is a requirement of each stall. I anticipate at least double that this year, possibly much more.

I simply do not have the time to fundraise but if you have any ideas or contacts please drop me a line: linda@livelightly.co.za

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As always thanks to everyone who supports this project and my sister Nikki for all her hard work and especially for arranging this lovely prize.

If anyone missed the last report on the actual markets please check it out here: https://pocketmoneymarket.com/budding-bransons-took-flight-in-feb-awards-free-seminar-march-schedule/

See you at the market!

Lin

December Pocket Money Market Report

 

I hope everyone had a wonderful festive season. December came and went in a flash so I am finally catching up with the report. My notes are rather brief so feel free to correct me if needs be!

Thank you so much to everyone who supported the market  and congratulations to all the talented children, we had 38 young traders on the day. Looking at the sheets, it was impossible to pick winners as everyone was fantastic. We extended from 5 planned awards to 9, but I still feel there are more worthy of special mention.

The awards went to:

Table Mountain Dragons: Best original product – Joanna Deppe (Homeschooled) *Newsflash* I have just heard that Joanna has exported her first dragon to California via Etsy. Congratulations!

Colourful Chameleons : Product innovation and advertising – Keona Missing (Sun Valley Primary), Meg Holman (Montessori Noordhaven), Rebecca Bennet (Sun Valley Primary)

Create a Cupcake: Salesmanship – Michale and Ross Joubert (Sun Valley Primary)

Message in a Bottle: Product design/upcycling – Rawk Dudly-Stead

Beach Babes: Best advert – Camryn Tabraham (Reddam), Georgia Brown (Reddam), Kyla-RoseTabraham (Reddam)

Creative Kids:  Best stall- Evah, Asher, Joshua and Adi Read (Homeschooled)

Stocking Stuffers: Product innovation and originality – Ella, Frida and Lulu (Homeschooled)

The Beeswacky Project: Best Ethical Product – Ethan Hunter (Homeschooled) *Ethan is just 5 years old!

Sweeet Surprise: Salesmanship and overall Entrepreneur of the Day – Jed Volschenk

Congratulations! Unfortunately I dont have everyone’s school details and some surnames are also missing, if you let me know I will complete these details.

There was fierce competition in the pre market advertising with Beach Babes edging out the colourful chameleons by 35 likes to 34 and Steele Stall in Third. Please go and see the fabulous adverts these clever kids made here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1672818536267286.1073741838.1591673784381762&type=3

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I only ever have a chance to go through the accounting sheets after the event so profits are not much of a factor for awards. I must thank all my “spies” who give me feedback on products and salesmanship among other things. During the event I try and watch traders as closely as possible and chat to everyone, but some of the best feedback is from the “secret shoppers”! This market was really quite hectic and as it was really hot we were swift with gathering sheets and doing awards so some of the accounting was a tad sketchy.

The top earners were Beach Babes, I make the takings about R1000, a new record! Well done girls! B and E Crafts (Bedine and Emil Erasmus) did really well too and their accounting sheet is perfection iteslf. I am sorry this is so late, but you guys get a late award for it! Christmas Mouse was another good earner and Table Mountain Dragons too.

There are some special mentions…It is so hard picking winners and it was all terribly close: Gabi’s Adoption Centre (Gabi Fisher) was just too lovely, All Sorts (Rachel Davidson) did really well, Urban Freedom Kids (Massimo and Milla) always blow me away with their lovely crafts,  The Steele Stall (Samson and Benjamin) had many secret shopper compliments and I have had awesome feedback about the delicious goodies, Dogz and Drinkz (Emma Colyn) made thebest lemonade in the world, Gnarly Christmas (Stephen & Michale Dreyer) are always a delight to have and the Merrimakers…well you guys were exactly that! The merriest, most festive crew ever!

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Many thanks to Claire for hosting us at the lovely venue at Noordhoek Creatives Studio and as always to my sister Nikki for all her help.

Sadly I am uncertain of the future markets at this stage as I have self funded them for 2015 and without a sponsor I am not sure I can continue. While its not a lot of money, it all adds up and on top of the time constraints I need to be realistic. Also this was a learning year and going forwards it should have proper infrastructure and some advertising budget as well as a budget for outreach, ideally. I really believe in the concept and that a sponsor would benefit hugely but I don’t have the time to chase one as I discovered thats a full time job on its own. With a budget of zero and a handful of hours this year I have a file of “accounting sheets” from I think about 200 children from all walks of life. I have been told of certificates being framed and touching stories of how the proft was spent. It all gives me quite a lump in my throat and I’d love to do it all better and more, especially the outreach. For more on my ambitions please see the paragraph titled “The Bigger Picture” here:https://pocketmoneymarket.com/info-for-first-timers/ and if your school would be interested please get in touch too. I have a real feeling a Valentines Market on Sat 13 Feb should be the next one but I’ll need to start moving NOW, so if you have any ideas for a sponsor I need one like air.
I am keenly aware that its all been a bit rough and ready, but at least it happened and its been great. Thank you.

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Here is a slideshow of some snaps. Please send me any more photos you may have to linda@livelightly.co.za or share them on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PocketMoneyMarketSA/ or Tweet @LiveLightlyKids 

 

There is an incredible event on the weekend of 11-13 March called Greenpop Reforest Fest: FAMILY weekend 2016 . I cannot reccomend highly enough that you try and take your children. It is a tree planting event in a beautiful forest near Stanford, about 2 hours from Cape Town. I think its the easiest way to be an awesome parent while having a blast and doing something amazing for the planet. There are loads of interesting talks, music and a heap of other fun activities. Check out  http://www.greenpop.org/ and you are welcome to contact me for info too or if your school would like to know more. The Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/events/1525424831110231/

Oh and PS: So proud of our Canada crew too! Just wish we could get such great support here.canada pmm

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.

#3 Next Pocket Money Market: Easter Weekend

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Just a quick heads up…I am off to scout venues tomorrow as Lights That Last have kindly offered to cover the cost of hiring a hall for our next market. I am hoping to find something suitable in the Southern suburbs for Saturday 4 April. I know many people may be away but I am also planning one for Sunday 10 May. I am looking at 9:30 am to 11:30 am with a quick award ceremony at 12:00 and allow half an hour for set up and close down. I will confirm dates this week and open stall bookings so watch this space and keep an eye on our Facebook page too.

Just so you know the behind the scenes planning…Apart holidays most children have sport or other activities on Saturday mornings so generally our events will be on Sundays. Two hours are about all they can deal with so I advise keeping the set up time minimal and stalls simple. The children will get a simple sheet to complete at the end with expenses, float, takings and profit. Those who hand this in will all receive a certificate in a short award ceremony and there will be some special awards in different age groups too. You can be off to lunch by 1pm!

I am planning 3 age group categories:                                                                             6 and under, 7 to 11, 12 to 15.  Up to 4 children may share a stall. Stall fees are R20 for one or two children with an extra R10 for additional children sharing the stall.

Goods and services: I would encourage a variety of items for their first market to get a feel for what sells. Plants, cut flowers or veggies and herbs, crafts, activities like guessing the number of sweets in a jar, temporary tattoos and nail decoration are all fun and easy. The traditional baked goods, sweeties and popcorn are always popular but must be priced well. I suggest keeping items small and simple and selling them at lower prices. No hot foods or on site cooking please. Children may also apply for a limited number of busking or performance art slots. Awards will take into consideration things like the originality of the products, cost of production, how much parental assistance is required, display, salesmanship and profit, among others. Recycling and upcycling and creativity are encouraged. Second hand goods like books and computer games will be limited to 10 items per stall. images

Your suggestions and feedback are always welcome and you can mail magic@livelightly.co.za.

Anyone able to assist with prizes or certificates or any kind of sponsorship would also be most appreciated.

Cheers,                                                                                                                                         L

PS: I want to please encourage everyone to make this Easter a Leaping Bunny Easter and have a different kind of Easter hunt: When you go shopping please check all your lables for the Cruelty Free leaping bunny logo and explain to your children, every little thing helps. lbBelow is a great article from Caffeine and Fairydust with product lists too: