Anglesea Indoor Market to go pink during June

June 4, 2021 BY

Anglesea Indoor Market has pledged to go pink during the month of June to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.

ANGLESEA Indoor Market has pledged to go pink during the month of June to raise awareness and funds for breast Cancer.

Founder Mandy Trickett said stallholders will wear pink while others are taking the plunge and colouring their hair.

“We encourage customers to do so too,” she said.

“We are asking for a gold coin donation on entry to the market with funds raised going to breast cancer research.”

Josie Caruana, of Josie’s Jumblesale, lost her son Michael to cancer.

Michael endured 10 years of surgery and treatment before he passed on April 22, 2008, aged just 36.

Soon after Josie started fundraising, holding her first garage sale on Queen’s Birthday weekend in 2008.

“I’ve raised over $23,000 all up and have doing it for the past 13 years,” Josie said.

Since 2008, Josie has had countless garage sales and attended many markets, selling her donated goods.

“The money goes to the Andrew Love Cancer Centre in Geelong,” she said.

During this time Josie was diagnosed with breast cancer herself and just passed her fifth year anniversary of being cancer free.

The market’s pledge to ‘go pink’ in June was inspired by Josie’s work.

“I met Josie the Friday of Australia Day weekend 2020,” Mandy said.

“I was still renovating the building and a few weeks away from opening the market.

“I was up a ladder patching some holes, when Josie knocked on the window asking for a site the next day.

“Her enthusiasm was contagious so I said ‘let’s go for it’, we stayed up all night painting and opened the next morning with Josie’s four trestle tables of bric-a-brac.

“We’ve become fast friends and have spent every day together since.

“I love her, she’s a very special friend and I couldn’t have come this far without the help and support of Josie and her husband Tom, they are my adopted family and I can’t thank them enough.”

The first Winter Night Market for the year will held on Saturday, June 19.

This year there will be new range outdoor stalls and food trucks too.

Ms Trickett is hoping to find someone to come along and play a few tunes too.

The market is open seven days, 9am to 4pm and will be open until 9pm on Saturdays from June 19 through to August.