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January 25, 2021

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The debut event involved hundreds of locals, reused thousands of kilograms of goods while reducing waste to landfill, and helped 50 families in need.

Hunter’s Hill Council is preparing to do it all again when Fancy Flea Market returns this Saturday (30 January 2021) following its outstanding debut in November.

Community members are invited to come along to Henley Community Centre (off Crown Street, Henley) from 7.30am – 1pm, where stalls will be selling high-quality fashion as well as small homewares and collectables.

After a successful launch in November, with money raised for Sydney Community Services (SCS) financing the delivery of 50 food parcels to locals in need, the Council is bringing back a ‘Regifted Edition’ of Fancy Flea Market.

The focus is on rehousing unwanted Christmas gifts or clutter and starting the new year fresh.

With double the number of stalls, this market will again assist SCS as well as The Generous and The Grateful, a charity that sources furniture and white goods to help people recovering from homelessness, domestic violence, as well as refugees and youth at risk, to turn an empty rental into a home from which they can rebuild their lives.

The November event was part of the national Garage Sale Trail, with local residents participating in the trail as sellers, shoppers or attending online tutorials.

An Impact Report for Garage Sale Trail 2020, compiled by Taverner Research from participant survey data, showed that in the Hunter’s Hill Council area, the estimated weight of items reused locally was 1830 kilograms. The survey found that 38 per cent of Hunters Hill Garage Sale Trail items would have otherwise gone to landfill. And 89 per cent of residents indicated that they were more likely to reduce waste after participating.

So rather than letting tonnes of fancy, yet unwanted clothes and household items end up in landfill, which is often a problem after the Christmas season, this weekend’s Fancy Flea Market – The Regifted Edition – will be the hottest place in town to give new life to something old, and put second-hand first.

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Jacqui Jones, Communications Officer. Phone: (02) 9879 9400

Email: jonesj@huntershill.nsw.gov.au

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