Association hosts festive bazaar with charity in mind

The Manza Christmas Bazaar offering pre-loved and handmade products for sale.

MALAYSIA Australia New Zealand Associa-tion (Manza) held its Christmas Bazaar at Bukit Kiara Equestrian Club recently.

Visitors were spoilt for choice in buying unique Christmas gifts, cakes, pre-loved items, furniture, handicrafts, handmade jewellery and second-hand books.

Association president Jude Kavanagh said there were about 40 stalls at this year’s bazaar.

There was a huge range of products available, from food and arts and crafts to children’s toys and hobbies. There were even activities for the little ones.

With the theme “All Boxed In”, the popular quilt raffle had a unique design that appealed to a lot of shoppers at the bazaar.

“The quilt was made by Manza quilt-makers, with proceeds from the sale going to various organisations,” said Cassie Beardsley from the Manza charity committee.

Beardsley said the bazaar has been running for almost 20 years, and many of the customers were frequent shoppers.

Michelle Anne Augustine, a regular at the bazaar for the last five years, said she usually purchased cakes and handmade jewellery.

“The jewellery here is unique and lovely, so I would always buy them when I’m here,” she said.

Other charities also had the opportunity to sell their products during the event.

“We give them the space for free and whatever earnings they make, is theirs to keep,” said Manza charities coordinator Martha Maier.

Tickets for the bazaar were sold at RM15 in advance, and RM20 on the day itself.

Manza is a non-profit social expat organisation which aims to support its new members in settling into life in Kuala Lumpur and provide them with lots of opportunities for social activities and events.

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