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Moonbi pop-up shop fundraiser a community triumph

Sonia Lim 29 Nov 2023
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In a heartening display of community spirit and generosity, the RFBI Moonbi Masonic Village recently organised a pop-up shop fundraiser event that left a lasting impact on attendees. The event, held in support of RFBI’s Benevolence Program and Annuities Scheme, witnessed an outpouring of support from locals, who contributed goods for sale, and over 100 people flocked to the event to make purchases.

The pop-up shop fundraiser was a resounding success in raising funds for our important cause but also creating a strong sense of community camaraderie. Sharon, one of the organisers, expressed her delight, stating, “It has been one of the best days I have ever had at work.” The enthusiasm was palpable as, by 10 am, the event had already attracted over 50 visitors, and most of the items on sale were sold out.

Residents even actively participated in the event, with a few taking on roles to manage the shop throughout the day.

Sharon, one of the organisers, expressed her delight, stating, “It has been one of the best days I have ever had at work.” The enthusiasm was palpable as, by 10 am, the event had already attracted over 50 visitors, and most of the items on sale were sold out.

The success of the event prompted requests for the establishment of a regular op-shop, and our team is keen to respond to the community’s enthusiasm. Plans are underway to make the pop-up shop a quarterly occurrence, with the proceeds intended to fund various activities within the village. Notably, some attendees, having initially come to purchase goods, returned later in the day to donate items for the next fundraising event.

RFBI, with a legacy spanning over a decade, has been a steadfast pillar of support for individuals and families in times of need. Through initiatives like the Benevolence Program and Annuities Scheme, we have raised and disbursed funds in excess of $13 million. These funds have played a crucial role in assisting those facing challenges, providing essential medical equipment to support local Lodge communities, and contributing to research and development projects in the fields of aged care and healthcare.

As our team looks to the future with plans for regular events, it is evident that the spirit of giving and unity will continue to thrive in Moonbi and beyond.

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