Pitt Town Market Day

Pitt Town Market Day
Save the Pitt Town Market Day, Saturday, June 26, for Pitt Town’s Massive Market Day and Garage Sale which is raising funds for one of the poorest communities in the world.

The annual event is being held in the grounds of Pitt Town’s Uniting Church from 9am to 2pm and will feature a huge variety of stalls including a fruit and vegetable stall, a giant white elephant stall, books, plants and cake stalls.

There will also be a barbecue and Devonshire teas available.

The Market day helps raise money to provide wells and clean drinking water in rural villages for the indigenous people of West Papua.

Former PittTown Uniting Church member Shelley Houghton with Rebecca Andrews and daughter Sally formed the not-for-profit West Papuan Development Company eight years ago.

So far, their team in West Papua have built 42 wells.

Rebecca said they had devised a system for building wells in remote locations with only hand-held equipment.

“Clean water in villages has made an incredible difference to life in the villages,” she said.

“Girls in particular are now able to attend school instead of walking many miles to access clean water.

Women, instead of cooking with water from dirty water holes now have fresh, clean running water.

“COVID-19 restrictions forced the cancellation of the organisation’s t wo annual fundraising events last year, The Twilight Jazz evening at Ebenezer and the PittTown Market which slowed down their aim of providing a well every two months.

“We have just run out of money after sending the last of our funds to West Papua for the next well. People have been so generous, they know that every cent we raise goes to provide wells. They cost $2,500 each,” said Rebecca.

Market Day is on Saturday June 26 at Pitt Town Uniting Church, Bathurst Street, Pitt-Town from 9am to 2pm.

For further details phone Rebecca on 0439 309 303 or look on the link below: www.wpdc.org.au/

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