Whats happening at BUSY FINGERS

By Sandra


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As we have been receiving so many beautiful clothes, books and plenty of lounge suites over the last few months we are able to have specials on for longer periods while these donations continue. We have a special table covered with books marked with a dot; these are selling for $2 a shopping basket. The books on the shelves have been sold for $5 a shopping basket. You can also fill a shopping basket with clothes for just $5 too, lounge suites and pictures are half price and we have several other specials at different times, so come in and search out the bargains.

All specials are written on the whiteboard as you enter the shop, we have volunteers walking around the shop floor if you require any help or our cashier Peta is always willing to direct you to the correct area. Peta recently rearranged the glass cabinet with the collectibles and she also has a large assortment of jewellery and watches on her counter. We are continually arranging the free pick-up of donations, so if you need something picked up please call us on 3408 1014, we have been very busy lately and on average the truck is booked up for a week, so please be patient.


The staff have advised that they have received some wonderful new items this month which will enable us to have a monster Christmas raffle this year, we will continue to add to it this month and will also include a food hamper as well. There will also be a 2nd and 3rd prize available. Tickets will go on sale late October – early November for $1 each or 6 for $5 and will be available at the counter.


With Christmas fast approaching, I thought I should advise that the shop will be closing for 2 weeks this year so the staff and volunteers can have a good break after all their hard work through the year. The last day we are open is Saturday 22nd December until 12 pm, then we will be closed from Monday 24th December until Sunday 6th January re-opening on Monday 7th January 2019. We will start advertising this in the shop from late November so our customers will have plenty of notice of the holiday break.


In September we were able to give much need help to several organisations on the island, without your continued support we would not be able to help these organisations. As always we continue to support the VMR with fuel and also the B I Moreton Hospice with the Palliative Care suite in the retirement village. Bombora Outriggers have expanded this year and needed 2 double bend paddles and also a shark shield to ensure the safety of any paddlers who have to spend time in the water after capsizing. Diabetes Support also required help to purchase much-needed equipment for their members.

The Maritime Safety Cadets are continually thinking of ways to give the cadets skills and experiences that are not always available to them. They approached us and ask if we could obtain 10 2 man 3.7m kayaks and safety packages for a programme they wanted to run through the school holidays. This programme will help to stimulate the cadets during the holidays. Busy Fingers would not be able to continue to support the island residents both young and mature without our customers continually coming to shop and also the wonderful residents who donate their pre-loved treasures. We thank you all. If you wish to put a notice on our board outside the entrance, please put the date on it and see our cashier before putting it up.

We leave notices up for 2 weeks or if it is event or meeting poster we leave it up until after the event. Notices without dates will be removed to make room for others as we don’t know how long they have been up for. We like to help get your event noticed but we have to be fair to all. Mavis Howard once again made up some children’s lucky dips ready for the school holidays, these are very popular with the kids, and we thank Mavis for her continued support.

Our President Karen is quite happy to come along to your club or association and present our aims and goals and how your club can apply for assistance. Please call 3410 1920 or email [email protected] if you wish to have a presentation or if you wish to apply for a grant of assistance. As always we wish to thank our dear friend Richard and his merry group at the Bribie Islander for allowing us to let you know what is happening in Cotterill Ave. Hope to see you in the shop soon. Regards, Sandra.

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