Find a bar­gain at vil­lage gi­ant jum­ble event

Sale raised huge £22,000 last year

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Jack Abell jack.abell@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

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.

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BIG DRAW: Louise Wat­son and Jean Rout work­ing at one of the stalls at the Ger­rards Cross Jum­ble Sale last year

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