Market to benefit breast cancer research

May 13, 2022 BY

Going pink: YMCA Bannockburn’s Eliza Burge, Jess Claridge, and Alisha Nurnaitis are part of the team coordinating the fundraiser. Photo: SUPPLIED

YMCA Bannockburn’s upcoming community market will generate funds for the Breast Cancer Network of Australia.

Centre manager Jessica Claridge said about 30 stallholders are set to fill the Bannockburn Recreation Centre stadium on Sunday, 22 May from 10am to 2pm, not only supporting breast cancer research, but raising awareness of the disease and breast health.

“We’ve decided to support BCNA because a few people we know personally have been affected by breast cancer,” she said.

“All of our proceeds from stallholder fees, a sausage sizzle, raffle tickets, and donation tins will go directly to BCNA’s research.”

Ms Claridge said a diverse range of small business stalls will include candles, flooring specialists, wheat bags, baby clothes and accessories, active wear, jewellery, body products, and pots.

Sweet and savoury food vans and trucks, a family eating area, mini golf, and an animal farm will also be based outside the rec centre, which is adjacent to a park and playground.

“A lot of community members have jumped on board as stall holders, many of them home businesses. We’re welcoming everyone who would like to get their business out there,” Ms Claridge said.

“After COVID, this is an opportunity to get community members back out and interacting with each other, and a way for us let the community know what we do at YMCA Bannockburn.

“Bannockburn is a growing community, and we’d love for people to be a part of our stadium too.”

They are still accepting stallholders. Contact 5281 2316 or [email protected].