A VILLAGE market raised more than £600 for charity.

On May 23, 529 visitors went to the first Dirleton Market on the Green, which was to support Christian Aid.

Raffle tickets, two quizzes and signed books by local author David Aston were all for sale, with a percentage of sales from the book being donated to the charity.

A total of £608.50 was raised.

Fifteen stalls were also present, from food and drink to several local businesses and groups.

Organisers Anne Orr, from Dirleton Good Neighbours, and volunteers Shona Pickering and Kate Hamer thanked all of those who helped organise the market, those who donated raffle prizes and all of those who attended.

Kate said: “We want to say a big thank you to the heroes who helped set up and take down, the stewards who kept everyone safe, all of the stallholders and the wonderful customers who supported our first market – you are awesome!”

Anne added: “We were delighted by the response. We had cautiously (due to Covid) had a small market just before Christmas in the courtyard of our local Castle Inn, with about 170 visitors, and while still being very conscious of Covid restrictions, we advertised this, our first Market on the Green, a little more widely and had over 500 visitors, who came nicely spaced out throughout the day and so made the event feel a safe one that was enjoyed by everyone who came.”

Another market is due to be held on August 8 from 11am to 3pm.