Pet food Christmas tree at U’hage outdoor market

2016-12-01 06:00

In celebration of the Uitenhage Market’s third year, the organisers wish to form a Christmas tree with cans of donated pet food. But they need the public’s support by means of donating these cans!

This project is part of the great excitement with which Women In Business wish to celebrate the market’s third year and also the last one of 2016.

“We came a long way and defeated the odds. I would like to thank all stall holders who stuck with us through the ups and downs,” said Lilly de Jong from Women In Business.

“Never did we think that this platform for local and home based businesses to sell and market their goods to the public without having high overheads, would grow to the largest monthly outdoor market in the Eastern Cape.”

A part of this month’s market proceeds will be towards the SPCA.

“We request our visitors please tosupport the project by bringing a can of pet food with to help build a Christmas tree. All cans can be delivered to our information desk at the market.”

The Uitenhage Market currently boasts 3 600 Facebook likes and brings the community of Uitenhage and surrounding areas together, listening to live music, eating good food, whilst children enjoy themselves in the kiddie entertainment area.

Lilly said there were stall holders who had never missed a market day since its inception during December 2013.

“It warms my heart if I hear the countless stories of the difference that our market is making in the lives of so many others.

“Whether it being the platform to help put a child through school, giving people independence, paying bills or growing a small business.

“I would also like to thank the visitors. Without you we wouldn’t have a market. We have visitors that came from as far as George, East Londen and Graaff Reinet. And we have our local loyal supporters that come to our market every month no matter what,” said Lilly.

It will be the last Uitenhage Market of the year. The market is held on Sunday from 09:00-15:00 at Willow Dam. Entrance is free of charge. The next market will be on February 5th, 2017.

  • For more information contact Lilly on 076 345 9935 or on

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