Children were out in big numbers at a market day held at Whanganui's Westmere School yesterday.

The Preggy2Pepe Market was a fundraiser for Rapanui-Brunswick Playcentre.

Its triple aim was to raise funds, highlight what Playcentre does and expose the work of Whanganui craftspeople, centre president Cavina Skilton-Brignall said.

In the school hall were 20 tables where goods of all sorts were on sale - including second hand toys, lactation cookies and infant clothing.


Outside were activities for children - bubble blowing and homemade play dough, a sausage sizzle and - for the adults - a coffee cart.

There were also three raffles of donated goods, and each family paid a gold coin to get in.

The playcentre has about 25 children attending.

Money raised will be used to pay costs and upgrade its outdoor area, with a bike track and balance bicycles.

About 100 families went to the successful event.