From our families to theirs – Brisbane community group Mums for Palestine Meanjin/ Magan-djin, will host market to raise funds to support families fleeing violence in Gaza.

Mums for Palestine Meanjin/ Magan-djin will host a children’s market from 12 to 4 pm on Saturday 27 April at Bunyapa Park, West End, to raise much-needed funds for families arriving in Brisbane from Gaza. 

All funds raised at the market will go to charity TAQWA, to pay for flights and provide Palestinians hoping to rebuild their lives in Australia with housing, white goods, clothes, furniture, food, and basic essentials. 

As dozens of families wait to cross the border from Gaza into Egypt to take flights to safety in Queensland, many of whom have lost family members and everything they own, funds are urgently needed for flights to Brisbane and to provide for their basic needs on arrival. 

The market will feature live music, fun workshops and activities for children, face-painting, food, and market stalls. Entry is a $2 donation, which also includes a raffle ticket with the chance to win a prize hamper. Eftpos payment is preferred, with cash payments also available on the day. 

The family-friendly event will feature: 

Live music and performances

  • Jamiesha
  • The Eatles
  • Spoken word performance and speeches

Food (all food is Halal) 

  • Halal sausage sizzle with vegan option
  • Sunshine Kababs food van 
  • Cake stall 
  • Watermelon and lemonade 

Kids’ workshops and activities – including child-led workshops 

  • Bracelet making 
  • Art and crafts
  • Clay modelling  
  • Banner making 
  • Face painting 
  • Nail painting 
  • Scavenger hunt and other fun games 

Market stalls 

  • Pre-loved toys and children’s clothing 
  • Tee-shirts and tote bags 
  • Jewellery

About Mums for Palestine Meanjin/ Magan-djin 

Mums for Palestine Meanjin/ Magan-djin is a local community group of mothers, carers, and female-identifying people, with the aim of creating awareness about the occupation of Palestine and inspiring action in response to the ongoing genocide in Gaza. The group advocates for change, and organises actions, with the core value of prioritising and promoting Palestinian voices. The group is currently fundraising for charity TAQWA to support families who are fleeing Gaza, to arrive and settle in Brisbane and Queensland. Instagram: mumsforpalestine_meanjin /Facebook: Mums for Palestine Magan-djin

About TAQWA

A Palestinian and Muslim-led community group, Brisbane-based charity TAQWA was formed to meet the needs of Palestinian families arriving in Brisbane and Queensland from Gaza. All funds donated to TAQWA go directly to Palestinian families for flights, housing, furniture, food, education, healthcare, mental health support and other essentials. With no administrative or overhead costs, 100 percent of donations made to the charity go to families arriving in Australia from Gaza. www.taqwa.org.au