Paddington’s Third Excess Baggage Event Helps Remove Emotional & Mental Baggage in Refugee Children

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Paddington is home to some of Brisbane’s best antique shops. There are always such great finds in the suburb! On the 15th of July, the third Excess Baggage event will be gracing The Briswest Centre once again from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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Excess Baggage has become such a popular event since it started three years ago. The market offers second-hand items up for grabs. Whether you’re planning to sell some of your items or looking to find some unique pieces, this is definitely an event you shouldn’t miss.

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The event is organised by Jan Gillies and Patricia Ferrier. Ms Ferrier is the Secretary of Brisbane West Senior Citizens Centre whilst Ms Gillies is a local jazz singer who is looking to raise funds for the HEAL program, an art therapy program for refugee children to support their healing from the trauma of their life journey to Australia. FHEAL (Friends of The Home of Expressive Arts and Learning) was formed in 2002 that provides the HEAL program at Milpera State High School.

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The event will also help create a place of connection with the seniors in the community. Aside from that, it is also a great chance for people to sell their stuff and engage with younger people as well.

Aside from the lines of stalls, there are also food stalls available. Check out some delicious spring rolls or the sausages that will give you more energy to rummage through second-hand stuff.

Most of the sellers at the event are downsizers, which means that aside from clothes, there will also be some great finds, such as furnishings or basically, whatever people are trying to clear out. Paddo residents have a reputation of having high-quality usable items even during clear-outs such as the recently-concluded Kerbside Collection Day, when the streets were filled with stuff that didn’t take long for scavengers to bring home.

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So, if you want to get some really good and unique finds at affordable prices, and at the same time engage with the cheerful community of Paddo, this event is definitely for you.