ALL things pregnancy and baby will be on the agenda at the second annual Cairns Pregnancy and Baby Expo, sponsored by Pakmag.
Event organiser Alison Cupitt said she had been stunned with the level of support for the fundraising event.
“Last year I started the expo as a crazy idea after I was asked if I was interested in exhibiting at one, which then fell through. The expo last year had 21 exhibitors from local small businesses and market stall holders, but by the end of the event I had another 26 businesses who wanted to attend, so this year it is double the size with another 15 on the waiting list,” Ms Cupitt said.
Last year, she was able to donate $1000, the proceeds of the raffle, to the Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation.
“Last year entry was free so this year it’s a gold coin donation which will add to the donation,” she said.
“Because it’s a pregnancy and baby expo, we decided to donate the funds to the Foundation, who can use it for equipment for the Special Care Nursery at the Cairns Hospital,” she said.
“Last year, we had 200 free goodie bags and they were gone in the first 1.5 hours. I don’t know how many people came through during the day but we had a constant stream of people all day. This year we are having 500 goodie bags. I have no idea how many people will attend but if it is like last year, we will have a fabulous turn out.”
Stallholders have all donated vouchers or gifts to the raffle.
Angel Babies Up North in FNQ will attend and anyone attending who would like to donate material, a gown or flannelette, is welcome to bring it along on the day, for it to be made for babies who are still born, die neonatally or through SIDS.
• The Cairns Pregnancy and Baby Expo will be held on March 12 at the Hilton Cairns, from 10am-3pm.
• For further information, visit: HERE or HERE.
Photo: Helen Du Cros with baby George Anderson, Alison Cupitt, and Melissa Atkinson with baby Tyler Atkinsons are excited about the Cairns Pregnancy and Baby Expo on the weekend.Back to all news