With festivities only six weeks away, the Zonta Club of Bendigo is hosting its annual Christmas market.
The event, on Saturday, will help raise money for birthing kits.
“Every two minutes a woman somewhere in the world dies of complications related to pregnancy and childbirth, and annually an estimated 385,000 women die from preventable infection,” said Lyn McNamara, the club’s fundraising chairman.
“This is where Zonta’s birthing kits come in.”
Club members are hopeful the market will raise a substantial part of the $6000 needed to fund the birthing kits, which will be assembled in the new year.
“Forty stalls will offer items such as: Christmas cakes, plants, jewellery, soaps, embroidery, cards, children’s toys and dolls and many more gift ideas,” club president Jan Buckland said.
The market runs from 10.30am to 3pm at The Bendigo Club at Park Street, Strathdale.
Organisers would appreciate a gold coin donation upon entry.