The Young Mayor of Seaford; Erin Franklin was delighted to be part of the Seaford Christmas Magic celebrations on December 3rd 2022. Wrapping up warm and manning her stall on the high street, Erin offered a treasure trove of beautifully handcrafted eco-friendly Christmas gifts.
Erin has been working closely with Plastic Free Seaford and Seaford Environment Alliance since the start of her young mayoral term, campaigning against the use of single-use plastic within the town and working towards the launch of her Coffee Cup Initiative “Keep Up Bring Your Cup”.
All items on Erin's stall were handcrafted locally by elves (Erin, her family and friends of Seaford Environment Alliance). Items included varying sizes of book Christmas trees and origami stars, driftwood (from Seaford beach) keyrings small size and large shed keyrings, necklaces with pendants made from crisp packets, some pine cone tree decorations, paper mache bowls, and soaps.
Erin was extremely thankful to Seaford Rotary Club who kindly donated a contactless SumUp card machine allowing Erin to make use of digital payments on the day.
Erin also ran a competition to win a £20 Inle Home gift card where participants had to guess the number of plastic pieces in the jar (56 in total). We are pleased to announce that a winner with the closest guess has been contacted to receive their prize.
A total amount of £416.61 was raised, which will be split equally between her two chosen charities, Plastic Free Seaford and Seaford Environmental Alliance.
Erin said of the day: “I would like to thank everyone who donated and/or bought from our store at Seaford Christmas Magic. We managed to raise £416.61 which will be evenly split and donated to Plastic Free Seaford and Seaford Environmental Alliance. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Seaford Town Council, PFS and SEA for all the support they have given me and look forward to launching my Coffee Cup Initiative “Keep Up Bring Your Cup”.
Erin’s ‘Keep Up Bring Your Cup’ campaign will be launched in the new year, a campaign to tackle the waste produced by disposable coffee cups. Information will be published on the Seaford Town Council website at www.seafordtowncouncil.gov.uk.