The Pines stalls

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The Pines stalls - Cancer in Kids @ RCH - CIKA

The CIKA stall at The Pines, East Doncater.

In addition to the stall that is run each month in the hospital foyer, CIKA stalls can be seen from time to time in other venues. One of the most popular of these is that run by Pam and Lois at The Pines Shopping Centre in East Doncaster.

9 August 2018

August 2018 was a very busy month for CIKA. As well as the regular fortnightly stalls in the foyer of the RCH and the Trentham Market Stall, there was an opportunity to run another stall at The Pines Shopping Centre. Naturally, Pam Phillips jumped at this with a spectacular display of goods on offer. The stall presentation, always eye-catching, was enhanced by the donation of several colourful banners to emphasise our link to the Hospital.

24 March 2016

Another very successful stall was orgainsed by Pam Phillips, one of CIKA's most energetic members, at The Pines shopping centre on Maundy Thursday 2016. With four cars filled to the brim with donated product, the set up was well underway by 7 a.m., and sales were brisk as soon as the doors of the centre opened. Now in its fourth year, this Easter stall is well patronised by the shoppers, and with a large array of product to choose from, patrons appreciate the chance to support the R.C.H.

Pam welcomed many of her family and friends who helped, supported and donated on the day. Special thanks to her grandchildren Chantelle and Harvey (above), and to Eugenia who donated honey and was happy to work on the stall. Ann and Ron once again made the journey from Cardinia Waters Retirement Village with a family of handmade clowns which are always highly sought after. CIKA supporter Barbara made the trip from Blairgowrie and provided a welcome pair of hands.
The Greenery at Heidelberg supplied about twenty pots of herbs as well as a $100 cheque, for which we are most grateful.

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As always, Anne and Ron arrived with a lovely selection of handmade clowns ...
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... and honey from Eugenia was a hot item.

17 April 2014

Thursday 17 April was a very busy day for Pam and Lois. They arrived at 7.00 a.m., to set up and did not pack up and depart until twelve hours later. They were assisted by Eugenia, Ann and Mary-Ann and by Pam's grandchildren, Harvey and Chantelle who set up their own table where they made and sold the Rainbow Loom bracelets which are the current rage with school children. They had their own "till" and raised $185. Well done Harvey and Chantelle; we are proud of you both.

Eugenia Tselepi's ongoing efforts are much appreciated as she has already run two highly successful events in her own home, each of which contributed around $5,000 to CIKA's fund-raising. Details of these can be seen by clicking here and here.

As can be seen from the photographs, there was a huge variety of high-quality stock, much of which was produced and donated by CIKA's loyal supporters. This included lovely hand-knitted jumpers and beanies made by a mother and daughter partnership; which, needless to say, sold very well. Other sell-out items were lovely little girls' dresses and crocheted beautiful beanies produced by Lois and the quality hand towels and washers donated by a Bayswater company.

Kay Rawlinson, a long-time CIKA supporter from Rosebud provided a number of items for our stall, all of which sold very well.

Our friends Ann and Ron, whose granddaughter was treated at the RCH as a child, have made numerous journeys from Cranbourne to donate beautiful hand-made clowns and CIKA has recently been the beneficiary. This time they arrived with another two, together with a hand-made timber wishing well, which sold almost immediately for $60.

The Pines Shopping Centre donated a $200 voucher which, together with a cake beautifully decorated by Knoxfield cake specialist Special Treats by Carolyn, made up the first prize in the raffle.

Here is Harvey with books of raffle tickets and the elaborately decorated cake. A big thank you to Special Treats by Carolyn and to The Pines Shopping Centre as well as to Pam Phillips, Lois Staunton and everyone else who donated goods for sale. The day was a great success and raised over $3,000 for research.

The CIKA stall at the Trentham Sunday Market

In addition to the stalls that are run each month in the foyer of the Royal Children's Hospital and from time to time at The Pines, CIKA stalls can also be seen in other venues. One of these is that run by Ruth Edelston at the Trentham Sunday Market on the last Sunday of each month. You can read more by clicking here.

Click here for this year's RCH stall dates.

The Pines Shopping Centre is located on the corner of Blackburn and Reynolds Road, Doncaster East.

CIKA's youngest fundraisers Harvey and Chantelle look forward each year to working a full day on the CIKA Easter stall.