Baby goods snapped up at Trash to Treasure

A queue formed outside the Queenstown Primary Hall ahead of the 10am opening of Plunket's Trash to Treasure, the numbers dropping only during the latter half of the event. Photos by Christina McDonald.
A queue formed outside the Queenstown Primary Hall ahead of the 10am opening of Plunket's Trash to Treasure, the numbers dropping only during the latter half of the event. Photos by Christina McDonald.
Mums and mums-to-be rushed to the Queenstown Primary School hall on Saturday morning to buy baby goods.

The annual Queenstown Plunket "Trash to Treasure" fundraiser had people queueing outside the hall 20 minutes before opening.

Queenstown Plunket receptionist and fundraiser organiser Belinda Ricketts said the change of venue from the Queenstown Memorial Hall while it was being refurbished meant there were plenty of car parks.

Stallholder Natalie McAuliffe (left) and Belinda Ricketts stand behind one of the 23 stalls
Stallholder Natalie McAuliffe (left) and Belinda Ricketts stand behind one of the 23 stalls
The event featured 23 tables of sale items and information on subjects such as homebirths and car seats. During the first hour of the event the hall was packed with shoppers, Ms Ricketts said.

The money from this year's event will go towards finishing an outdoor area, including a "huge" sandpit, at the Queenstown Plunket rooms.

A coffee cart directly outside the hall's entrance ensured shoppers remained well hydrated and the coffee business would be donating 10% of the morning's income to Plunket, Ms Ricketts said.

Arrowtown Plunket held their Trash to Treasure fundraiser in June, as "that way there's one every six months", Ms Ricketts said.