Three mums are organising a family-friendly Christmas market and raising money for a domestic abuse charity.

The Epping mums are curating the Festive Family Market in Epping St John’s School, Bury Lane, Epping on Saturday, November 16, between 1-4pm.

Natalie Goldsworthy, Liz Napthine and Amy Turner-Green are part of Epping Forest Baby - a community group of five women originally set-up to create the Epping Forest Baby Show earlier this year.

Amy Turner-Green said: “After the success of the Baby Show, Natalie, Liz and myself thought that an indoor festive market, which supports local businesses and offers something for the whole family, would be a really nice way of wrapping the year up for Epping Forest Baby.

“We have curated a real mix of stalls, a lot of the products that will be on sale are handmade items by really talented people and things that you just can’t get on a high street. Small business owners are often running things around their own families and other commitments, so it’s particularly important to support them at Christmas.

“On top of that, we are delighted to be supporting Safer Places, a Harlow based charity which supports victims of domestic violence, by offering them emotional and practical help.”

The trio are also organising a drop off point of goods for a local refuge at the market.

They are looking for unopened toiletries, personal items and cleaning items to be able to create hampers for women who are restarting their lives after suffering from domestic violence.

Entrance to the market is £1 on the door (under 14s are free) - the entrance fee will go to Safer Places.