Find a bargain at village giant jumble event
Sale raised huge £22,000 last year
BARGAIN hunters will be in for a treat when a village holds its annual giant jumble sale later this month.
The Gerrards Cross Community Association is organising the event which will take place at the Memorial Centre on Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27.
The event regularly attracts more than 1,000 people over the course of the two days, and is said to be one of the largest jumble sales in the UK.
People will be able to browse through a wide variety of items which will be on sale, including toys, books, clothes, shoes, bedding, hardware items, curtains and other assorted bric-a-brac.
More big crowds are expected this year, and marquees will be in the grounds of the Memorial Centre, with all the main halls of the building also bulging with items.
Suzie Bower, of the Memorial Centre, said: “We are expecting lots of people to come along as usual, and there will be a huge amount of items on sale throughout the two days.
“We get some fascinating items being sold, some of the things we’ve had in previous years have been really unique, so we’re looking forward to doing it all again this year.”
She added: “We get so many people coming along to take part. People come from all over and, over the years, it’s become a very well known event.
“We often have people queuing to get in to see what is on offer.”
The first sale will take place on the Friday from 10am until 1pm, and will be focussed on toys and hardware, while the main event, will take place on the Saturday from 10am until 2pm.
Entry to the event is £1, with funds raised from the sale going towards the Community Association. Last year’s event raised a total of £22,000 and it is hoped that this year it will be even more.
Anyone wanting to donate items to sell at this year’s sale should take them along to the Memorial Centre on a weekday between 9am and 4pm.
BIG DRAW: Louise Watson and Jean Rout working at one of the stalls at the Gerrards Cross Jumble Sale last year