GREAT Harwood Farmers’ Market has raised more than £4,000 for charity.

The market was launched last March and now has around 30 local traders hosting stands on the first Sunday of every month.

Each trader pays a small sum to charity and the total has now reached £4,000.

The market has also been praised for bringing life back into the local economy, and attracting visitors frotm outside the borough.

Deputy leader of Hyndburn Council, Coun Clare Pritchard, said: “It’s been a real pleasure to support the development of the Farmers’ Market. The wooden chalets we have provided have enhanced the look and feel of the market and have been very popular.

“The market has galvanised the whole community.”