I wanted to let people know via Facebook that I would have a stall at the market. But amid the recent and widespread loss from floods and cyclones, it seemed wrong to say, “Come to the market in Bendigo everyone. I want to make a bit of money. I sew all these things as a hobby and I’d really like you to buy them.” So instead I announced on Facebook that I’d donate my proceeds and that’s what I’ve done.
When Mum and I left for the market, it had rained all night and there was flash flooding across so many stretches of the road. The rain continued all day and I think the crowd at the market was affected, with people (except us) heeding the warnings to stay off the roads.
Still, any sales are good sales, especially when the money will go to support individuals, families and communities in places like Charlton, just 25km away. I took these photos within the same radius of our home: