THIS Saturday's Bathurst Uniting Community Markets will be raising money for a little girl in need.
Four-year-old Poppy Stanton is living with Rett Syndrome, a very rare disorder affecting just 200 Australian girls, and urgently needs a Smart Pups assistance dog to help manage her condition.
The Bathurst Uniting Church hopes to help the Stanton family reach their fundraising goal of $20,000 sooner by donating proceeds from its markets.
"We wanted to help because the need is high for them to get a puppy for her condition," co-ordinator Robyn Wray said.
The markets will run between 9am and 1pm on Saturday at the church on William Street.
Ms Wray said there would be 10 stallholders at the markets, in addition to food and coffee providers, with more hoped to be confirmed in the coming days.
"It's local handmade and homemade craft businesses from the Central West that come along and sell their craft work, whether that be knitting, candles or any other crafts," she said.
Stallholders pay a small fee to appear at the markets and that money will be one of the ways the event will support Poppy's fundraising campaign.
"All of the stallholder fees are going to Poppy, 100 per cent of them. The barbecue are also going to give 20 per cent of their proceeds and there will be some tins around to pop some money into," Ms Wray said.
She hopes the community will come down to support this important cause.