Wed, Sep 20, 2023 5:00 PM

Marlborough Fabric-a-brac hailed a huge success


Paula Hulburt

Hundreds of keen sewers and crafters poured into the second annual Fabric-a-brac event in Blenheim on Saturday, walking out with big smiles and miles of material.

The successful fundraiser attracted so much interest from stallholders it was held in two halls at Connect Blenheim on Beaver Road.

People came from far and wide to grab a bargain and admire the fabrics on offer.

The sale raised $6388 on the day from purchases of donated fabric and sewing supplies, pop-up cafe, raffles and stallholder fees.

The Good Bitches Baking Marlborough team, from left, Amy Maxwell, Bianca Zurchetto, Kate Birch, Lyndy Wright, Tamara Jansen and Susan Foster. Photo: William Woodworth.

And for those who may have missed out, the Hospice Shop on Cleghorn Street in Redwoodtown is running a 'Fabric-a-brac mop-up, pop-up' event in store this week until September Saturday 23 September.

All sales from the week will be added to the total from the day.

Hospice Marlborough rely on fundraising to help supplement their funding from Te Whatu Ora to enable them to provide their services free to the community.

Diane Woolf and Leigh Somerville pictured with a beautiful raffle prize hanging behind them. Photo: William Woodworth

Events and Engagement Lead for Hospice Marlborough Leigh Somerville says the success of the event means a lot to the team at hospice.

“Community fundraisers like the fabulous and fun Fabric-a-brac Marlborough event play a crucial role in our ability to continue to deliver exceptional palliative care across the region.  

"Hospice Marlborough extends our heartfelt gratitude to everyone involved.”

Ethan Mills, Sullen Beaman and Alice Mills helped at the event. Photo: William Woodworth.

Fabric-a-brac Marlborough will return next year in 2024.

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