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Complimentary ‘spa treatments’ on offer at Walled City Market

20 August 2018
Complimentary ‘spa treatments’ are just some of the goodies on offer at the first Walled City Market following the summer holidays – which will take place in Derry’s Guildhall Square on Saturday 1 September 2018.
The ever popular market, organised by Derry City and Strabane District Council on the first Saturday of every month, will feature the usual wide variety of traders offering fresh foods and bespoke handcrafted products such as textiles and paintings.
Among traders at the September market will be local woman Deborah Lamberton, who will be providing complimentary spa treatments to celebrate the ‘first birthday’ of her organic cosmetics business ‘So27 Skincare’.
Deborah, who won this year’s ‘£10k Business Start-Up Challenge’ run by Derry City & Strabane District Council, will be turning her stall into a ‘mini spa’ on the day of the market – providing free treatments to some of the city’s most inspirational women and charities – as well as one lucky member of the public!
Deborah said: “I'm celebrating my ‘first birthday’ at the next Walled City Market on 1 September – and have decided to put my business slogan ‘Every Day should be a Spa Day’ into action!
“I’ll therefore be turning my little pop-up shop into a ‘mini spa’ and will be giving away So27 facials.
“I have 6 slots available – 5 of which have already been allocated to some amazing people who have done so much to help and support me in establishing my business.
“They include Chamber of Commerce President (and owner of Airporter) Jennifer McKeever, who has influenced my path into business more than she knows – and Aoife Doherty from Sass & Halo who won the £10k Business Challenge in 2017.
“Other slots will be going to up-and-coming blogger ‘Passion by Natasha’, as well as a volunteer from Foyle Search & Rescue who’ll get a very well-deserved pamper treatment, and Jacqui Loughrey from the Pink Ladies Cancer Support Group who has championed me from day one!
“That leaves one spot up for grabs – and I’ve set up an online competition for the final place which people can enter via my Facebook page So27skincare.
“One lucky winner will be drawn on Saturday 25th August – one week before the Walled City Market – and they can either take up the spot themselves, or gift it to someone special.”
Nicolle Walters, Market Development Officer, expects the complimentary spa treatments offered by Deborah will provide an extra dimension to the monthly market.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming our traders back to Guildhall Square for the September market – and we’re definitely expecting another busy day!” she said.
“It’s great to see that Deborah’s business is going from strength to strength – and that she’s continuing to show an amazing ability to add to her exciting range of products.
“Indeed, the complimentary spa treatments which will be offered by Deborah are an excellent addition to September’s market – and also recognise some of our most inspiring local women and charities!” 
The Walled City Market is open from 11am to 5pm on Saturday 1 September and includes street food and a wide range of locally produced craft products.
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