Cameras for Asia has been running photographic workshops in Asia in places like Burma/Myanmar, India and Nepal since 2009 and leaving behind donated digital cameras with the aim of educating, equipping and encouraging participants. The cameras come mostly from Queenslanders, but some have come from other states and even as far away as Italy and Spain. Many of the participants in the workshops are from disadvantaged backgrounds, some have disabilities and many have never even held a camera before but the images they have taken offer quite a window into their own world and the rapid changes taking place. To date about 120 cameras have been taken to Asia and about 560 people taught basic photography, some on repeat visits.Continue Reading
On Saturday, 21 November, the Movember Team will be at the Market to educate, promote the cause and fundraise for prostrate cancer research. These group of guys are actually prostate cancer researchers from the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre-QLD (http://www.australianprostatecentre.org) based at the PA Hospital. They’ll be at the Markets to answer any questions people might have about prostate cancer and/or mens health in general. Movember is an annual, month-long celebration of the moustache, highlighting men’s health issues, specifically prostate cancer and depression in men. This November be a Mo Bro or Mo Sista.
Did you know there are two stalls selling Tibetan food & produce at the Market every week? One of them sells fresh made Tibetan dumplings also known as ‘Momos’ (yes, they are delicious) and the second one is right opposite and sells traditional Tibetan jewellery, books and accessories.
Ever since since 2012, the Market stall has raised funds to support Tibetan communities living both in Brisbane and in Tibet. The man behind this venture is Wanday Dondrup, a youngest son of a family that has gone through hardship to give their children better education and future. Wanday’s mission is to help achieve a better environment for Tibetan children to grow and develop. You can find out more about this man here.Continue Reading
The Friends of the Hound Greyhound Adoption Group is volunteer-based and not-for-profit, relying solely on fundraising and donations, the generosity of our local community and the efforts of our members, to achieve our aims. They joined us at the Davies Park Market again this Saturday 31st October to raise funds, public awareness and fingers crossed to adopt a few lovely greyhounds.Continue Reading