The Cessnock Sisterhood hopes to reach their $10,000 fundraising goal for the year when they hold a Christmas night market at Cessnock Leagues Club on Friday, November 14.
The Sisterhood and other community stallholders will come together to sell handmade and other goods in time for Christmas. Jewellery, baked goods, toys, games, kids’ craft kits, candles and Christmas decorations will be among the wares on offer.
Funds from Sisterhood stalls will contribute to a children’s playground in the Cessnock CBD.
Cessnock Sisterhood convener Rachel Main said the group will soon meet with council to present how they would like the funds to be spent.
The children’s playground fund is the latest in a long line of causes the Sisterhood has supported in its short history.
The group was established in mid-2012 and has raised vital funds for Coalfields Cancer Support Group, Cessnock PCYC, Jodie’s Place and Grandparents As Parents.
“The Sisterhood is about friendship and having fun, but also about doing something to make life better for other people,” Mrs. Main said.
A recent Youth Sisterhood event (for high school girls) set out to raise $500 to keep girls in Uganda in school by providing them with health essentials.
The Youth Sisterhood will be giving manicures at the night market to raise more money for the Ugandan schoolgirls.
Entry to the night market is $10, which includes a $5 donation to the children’s playground fund and a $2 voucher to spend at any Sisterhood stall.
The market will be held in the Leagues Club auditorium from 7pm. Tickets can be bought at www.cessnockleagues.com.au/book-tickets.