GIFTS GALORE: Lifeline Shops Fraser volunteer supervisor Kim Franks and volunteer of six years MJ White have a number of Mother's Day gift baskets and present ideas you can pick up at the Bookfest.
GIFTS GALORE: Lifeline Shops Fraser volunteer supervisor Kim Franks and volunteer of six years MJ White have a number of Mother's Day gift baskets and present ideas you can pick up at the Bookfest. Boni Holmes

A Lifeline for those needing a last minute Mother's Day gift

IF YOU are looking for a last minute Mother's Day gift, then you can't pass up this opportunity.

The annual Bookfest hosted by Lifeline Fraser Coast which, due to demand, will be held at the Maryborough Showgrounds, will have a number of new and unique items on sale.

Dedicated volunteers and the public have been working on creating special presents including crocheted rugs, gift baskets and one-of-a-kind wind chimes and planted pots.

Lifeline Warehouse co-ordinator David Slean said even the jewellery stand will be bigger and better than last year.

"There will be a fantastic range of jewels, toys, CDs, DVDs and of course a record number of books on sale from 50c," Mr Slean said.

"Another addition to the fest is our $2 clothing sale - every item is $2 and we have got plenty of kids, gents and ladies clothing as well as doona covers."

He said they were hoping to better last year's $25,000 that was raised.

All funds raised will go towards phone counselling, face-to-face counselling, crisis support, suicide prevention and other services.

"We need the community support to give back to the ones who really do need it," he said.

Visit Facebook at Lifeline Shops Fraser for more information.

The Lifeline Maryborough Bookfest will be held from May 10-12 from 7am-4pm at the main pavilion, Maryborough Showgrounds, Bruce Highway.

The usual sausage sizzle, cold drinks and tea, and coffee and will be on offer with the introduction of a hot Milo will be on offer.