First Olive Tree Markets of 2020 to raise fire funds

NEW YEAR: The Olive Tree Markets return to Civic Park on February 1. A raffle will be held to raise money for the bushfire appeal.
NEW YEAR: The Olive Tree Markets return to Civic Park on February 1. A raffle will be held to raise money for the bushfire appeal.

The first Newcastle Olive Tree Markets for 2020 will double as a fundraiser for the bushfire appeal.

Market founder Justine Gaudry said she, like many in the community, had been overwhelmed by the "devastating impact" of the widespread bushfires and in response the market community would be raising fundsfor WIRES, the RFS and Salvation Army.

"At our first two markets for 2020 a collective of fantastic Olive Tree Market stallholders are donating prizes for a raffle which will be held at our February 1 and March 7 markets," she said.

Members of the community are being invited to visit the market in Civic Park on February 1 where they can make a gold coin donation or more to go into the raffle to win prizes some of which include a framed print of Nobby's beach by Burbia Prints, a handmade raffia Tendry clutch by Tanora Design and a hand painted koala bell from Beep Bells.

The market runs 9am to 3pm.