Christmas comes early at CMRI fair

GETTING READY: Sabina Cloros and Susan Duffy from the CMRI Wagga committee get ready for this weekend's CMRI Christmas Fair at the Murrumbidgee Turf Club. Picture: Les Smith

GETTING READY: Sabina Cloros and Susan Duffy from the CMRI Wagga committee get ready for this weekend's CMRI Christmas Fair at the Murrumbidgee Turf Club. Picture: Les Smith

The first Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) Christmas Fair started in Wagga with six stalls in a backyard.

The fair has grown over 28 years to more than 100 stalls at the Murrumbidgee Turf Club (MTC).

The increase in stalls and attendance each year is not only because of the great products on offer just in time for Christmas.

President of CMRI Wagga committee, Fiona Hamilton, said it is because of the thousands of children helped by the institute each year.

“We are helping more people than a regional-based organisation because it’s helping all ages, across the community,” Mrs Hamilton said.

The CMRI focuses on premature babies, childhood diseases, epilepsy, cancer and genetic research.

Money from food and drink vendors and entry fee will go to the CMRI while stall holders will donate 10 per cent of their takings.

The CMRI Christmas Fair is on Friday from 9.30am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 4pm at the MTC.

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