St Jude Hospital Announces Fundraising Bazaar
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.