Pre-loved market a success
THE very first pre-loved market in Airlie Beach was a resounding success, raising $400 for local group A Mile in Their Shoes, while also making a bit of extra pocket money for the stall holders.
Organiser Kendell Davies said she and her mother Tracey, who also helped organise the event were thrilled with the support the market received.
"It was a really good day, despite a few cancellations on the day we still had 26 stalls altogether," she said.
There was a large variety of clothing and accessories for sale, in different sizes and styles.
"We'd really like to thank all the stallholders, and of course all the people who came to the market to support it. Even if they didn't buy anything, the gold coin entry donation was still appreciated."
Jack Lumby, coordinator of A Mile in Their Shoes Airlie Beach said all the money raised would be spent locally.
"All the money raised will be spent here, on programs for suicide and depression."
Mr Lumby said that the pre-loved market was a great idea, and that the organisers ought to be congratulated.
"Kendell and Tracey put in a great effort, organising and running the event. It was very well supported and we truly appreciate the money raised. I look forward to working with them again in the future."
Following the pre-loved market's success, Kendall has confirmed they hope to run another pre-loved market in 2016.
"We want to organise one that is bigger and better than this years. It would be great to make this an annual event for Airlie Beach," she said.
Funds raised at the markets were collected through stall registrations, and all money made from stall items was retained by the stall holder.
"I made $165, which I was really happy with," said Kendell.
To donate to A Mile in Their Shoes, contact 0417 628 939.