A regular favourite of Cotton Tree Markets, Captain Tricko is a one-man band who plays the blues and folk music on musical instruments home-made from pieces of junk. You’ll find him in his favourite place, sitting on an island, under the palm trees and picking a tune on his cigar box guitar from 7.30am.
The markets, managed by Bloomhill Cancer Help, are held every Sunday at King Street, Cotton Tree from 7am to 12noon, and feature a range of local fashion, homewares, toys, sculptures, skin care, jewellery, art and crafts plus plenty more.
Bloomhill Cancer Help, General Manager, Mervat Thompson said most of the products sold at the market were handmade by local artisans or sourced locally making it a great opportunity to pick up something unique.
Revenue from stallholder site fees is placed back into the community through Bloomhill’s services and programs, enabling Bloomhill to provide support to a greater number of people during their time of need.
Bloomhill Cancer Help is a Sunshine Coast based charity and provides support and assistance to those affected by cancer. Operated by a team of dedicated staff and hundreds of volunteers, Bloomhill offers counselling, transport to appointments, respite care and a range of complementary therapies and other practical help to more than 900 clients.
Receiving no on-going government funding, Bloomhill relies on community support and funds raised through the markets and its Op Shops to provide its services.
“By shopping at the Cotton Tree Markets you are helping to support those with cancer on the Coast,” Mervat said.
“Since taking over the market we have also supported an increasing number of artisan stall holders with out numbers going from 40 to 70.
“The Facebook page is also a great place to find out what’s happening at the market each week.”
“We invite everyone to come down and enjoy the Easter atmosphere, enjoy the markets and the wonderful shopping and cafes in the Cotton Tree precinct,” Mervat said.
“We are always on the lookout for new and unique stallholders, so please contact us if you would like to register your interest,” Mervat said.
For more information or to register your interest in becoming a part of the Cotton Tree Markets, please visit www.cottontreemarkets.com.au or email firstname.lastname@example.org.