Annie’s dream will help sick children
LONG-TERM Whitsunday local Annie Freeman’s dream will come true on July 6 when she launches a pre-loved retail shop in Jubilee Pocket.
Annie’s Little Treasures will provide a varierty of second hand clothing, accessories and knick knacks for a mixture of ages.
The money raised from sales will be donated to families who have to travel extensively for their sick children.
Ms Freeman was inspired to create Annie’s Little Treasures three years ago when she had to travel to Brisbane for the surgery of her nine-year-old son and was required to stay in Brisbane for four months for his ongoing surgery.
“When I would go to bed I would pray that all those little faces I saw in the kid’s room during that day would still be there with those huge big smiles on their faces the next morning,” she said.
On a return trip to the hospital, this time to visit a friend’s son, Ms Freeman promised herself that one day she was going to do something to help these families.
“At the time I didn’t know what I was going to do, or how I was going to do it, but after all these years, the opening of Annie’s Little Treasures will see my dream come true,” she said.
The opening of Annie’s Little Treasures will be held on Sunday, July 6 at the store based at Whitsunday Dive Academy.
Ms Freeman will reserve the opening day to raise funds for the Lithwaite family whose twoand-a-half year old daugher has been disagonsed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia.
Members of the public are invited to donate adult’s and children’s clothing and accessories as well as volunteer to assist in store.
TREASURES: Annie Freeman will open a preloved retail store in Jubilee Pocket on July 6.