Christmas markets to help Mater Private Hospital Redland buy equipment

FESTIVE: The Christmas markets will be held at Redland Performing Arts Centre oN Wednesday, November 21 between 2pm and 6pm. Photo: Supplied
FESTIVE: The Christmas markets will be held at Redland Performing Arts Centre oN Wednesday, November 21 between 2pm and 6pm. Photo: Supplied

HELPING the Mater Private Hospital to buy medical equipment on their wish list is as easy as shopping for gifts.

Clothing, jewellery, flowers, stocking filler items and more will be sold at a Christmas markets on Wednesday, November 21 at Redland Performing Arts Centre between 2pm and 6pm.

The markets are being organised by the Mater Private Hospital Redland Auxiliary, which raises funds to help the hospital buy equipment.

The group bought a $50,000 cancer cooling cap last year to help patients undergoing chemotherapy to keep their hair.

Group spokeswoman Debra Marer said more items were on the hospital’s wish list, with monetary donations always appreciated.

Entry into the markets will be free, but shoppers can make gold coin donations to help out.

“The Mater is a non-for-profit organisation and there are always things on their list that they would like,” she said.

Ms Marer said patrons at the markets would be able to buy refreshments and raffle tickets to win prices.

Entertainment will be by the Redland Rhapsody Chorus.