Help us raise $10,000 for West End’s most vulnerable this Christmas

Donate a Gold Coin or Buy a Bag

Christmas is the season for giving and we’ve jumped in and donated $5,000 to West End Community House.

Help us get that figure to $10,000 by donating a gold coin when you come to the Markets this Saturday.

If you are feeling a bit more generous you can purchase one of our great tote bags. They are only $5.00 and the whole amount will be donated to this awesome, program-packed community organisation.

Want to know more about West End Community House?

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Come to West End and donate your old camera this weekend!

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.

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Movember 2015

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.

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Come to the Market and support the Tibetan Education Fund?

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.

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Peppers in hands

Pimientos de Padron

An old Spanish tradition has found its way to the Davies Park Market this season again!

PIMIENTOS DE PADRON are small green peppers (5-7 centimetres long) unique to Padron, a region of south west Galicia in north west Spain, around 22 kilometres from Santiago de Compostela. Galicia is famous for its green landscape, spectacular coastline, high rainfall and delicious organic products from both the sea and land.

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