VMR Bundaberg will be testing the waters with its very first boating and fishos market to raise money for the local rescue organisation.
The boating and fishos market will be held at Burnett Heads on Sunday 19 February and is set to have a wide variety of stalls.
VMR Bundaberg committee member Campbell Hair is organising the inaugural event and is encouraging sea lovers, fishermen and the community to jump on board.
“This will be the very first market of its kind,” he said.
“We’re dipping our toe in the pond to test the water for regular markets – but this is a one-off to start.
“We’ve had a dedicated response from stallholders so far, with a mix of private individuals and businesses looking to hold a market stall.”
Campbell said for some time there had been interest in a fisherman's market, and this was a good opportunity to provide it to the community while raising money for a good cause.
“People and businesses can donate $10 and register to have a standard-sized market stall,” he said.
“We will have fishing gear and clothing, food vendors and boating stalls coming from far and wide.
“All money raised will go to helping us upgrade our inshore rescue vehicle and help us continue to save lives at sea.
“Raising money at events like this helps make our job a bit easier.
“Our plan is a market with anything from a fishhook to a cruise ship.
“Jump on board and support us at this fundraiser for the local community – you might just find that bargain you have been looking for!”
Campbell said there would also be a fundraising sausage sizzle and an ice cream van on site, and he said any other interested food stall holders, fishing and boating vendors or private individuals could apply by clicking here.
VMR Bundaberg's boating and fishos market will be held at Burnett Heads on Sunday 19 February next to the VMR.
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