St Jude Hospi­tal An­nounces Fundrais­ing Bazaar

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

St Jude Hospi­tal has an­nounced the re­turn of its an­nual Char­ity Bazaar which is set for Sun­day April 30, 2017. The St Jude Hospi­tal Bazaar is a fam­ily event which was once a sta­ple on the an­nual cal­en­dar of ac­tiv­i­ties in Vieux Fort, at­tract­ing hun­dreds of peo­ple from com­mu­ni­ties through­out the is­land.

It has tra­di­tion­ally been or­gan­ised as a fundraiser to ben­e­fit the in­sti­tu­tion which serves more than 70,000 Saint Lu­cians through­out the south­ern half of the is­land. The pro­ceeds from this year’s event will be used to pro­cure a piece of hospi­tal equip­ment.

The bazaar will run from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Ge­orge Od­lum Sta­dium car park start­ing with an agri­cul­tural stall and flea mar­ket in the morn­ing. More than a dozen booths will be sell­ing ev­ery­thing from food and drinks to cloth­ing and chil­dren’s toys.

The flea mar­ket will fea­ture a wide va­ri­ety of new and used items for sale in­clud­ing crafts, cloth­ing and jew­ellery as well as unique gift ac­ces­sories, sell­ing for as lit­tle as fifty cents.

Later in the day the bazaar will tran­si­tion into an en­ter­tain­ment zone with ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren and adults. There are a num­ber of at­trac­tions for kid­dies, in­clud­ing tram­po­lines and bouncy cas­tles, lucky dip, horse­back rid­ing and ‘cherry tree’. Adults can look for­ward to an ex­cit­ing $1,000 bingo game, a grand raf­fle, and live en­ter­tain­ment by pop­u­lar lo­cal artists, among other at­trac­tions.

Per­sons in­ter­ested in sup­port­ing the bazaar can de­liver do­na­tions to the of­fices of St Jude Hospi­tal. Ad­mis­sion to the bazaar is free and or­gan­is­ers say the venue will be a no vend­ing zone. The St Jude Hospi­tal Bazaar is ex­pected to cre­ate an ex­pe­ri­ence that the en­tire fam­ily will love and en­joy.

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