Flea Markets & Fund Raising

Posted on August 25th, 2013 in Events,Fund Raising by Kate Wade

Thanks to all who donated, gave their time and bought from our stalls today and on previous flea markets! Without you, we would not be able to put money to enjoy our after beach cleanup BBQ’s/pizzas, plant our yearly trees, print information on recycling and no junk mail stickers, banners for recycling info and beach cleanups, kids beach cleanup t-shirts, movies for educations night, and, this year help pay for the beach shack at Sam Pak Wan (North Plaza beach).

For this financial year we have raised:

Flea Market April: $2106

The Earth Collection Clothes sale (my house and movie night): $5658

Movie Night June (food and drinks): $3941

Flea Market June: $3307

Flea Market August: $3621


We have spent so far this financial year:

Tree Planting $6502

Beach shack $8000

Beach cleanup pizza $530


With more projects, beach cleanups and school education to come your purchases help us do more! Remember there are no admin costs, every cent taken goes towards our expenses above. We hope you’ll make it to one or both of the 2 beach cleanups in September and enjoy a pizza or BBQ with us afterwards. (Something we can all enjoy  from our fundraising!)

Obviously much of our sales comes from the generous donation of clothes and accessory samples from the team at The Earth Collection (BCC Pacific)  whose office is in DB and who feel passionate about the environment and who have been with us from the very beginning. Thank you! Likewise, being with us from the very first beach cleanup, Hemingways (who are way out in front when it comes to environmental leaders in our DB restaurants) deserve thanks for sponsoring and helping cook our BBQ’s. Thanks also to our sponsors Barefoot Wines whose wine donations have added to our sales at movie night and made our beach cleanups just a little more fun at the end! And while we’re at it- gotta give some credit to our husbands especially Nick Wade and Jeff Read who often end up doing the heavy lifting of our organisational endeavours. Thanks for your patience, and, understanding that a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!

And thanks to all of you volunteers- you know who you are- nothing and I mean NOTHING is more precious then your time you give to us! It’s what we’re all about, it’s what we need the most and it’s what gets the work done. We’re an action group above all else!

See you at the beach cleanups!

Kate 🙂


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