Find a bargain on jumble trail
Charity urging people to join in fun
BARGAIN hunters will be in their element at Chesham’s first ever jumble trail this month.
Charity Mind the Gap Bucks has organised the first Chesham Jumble Trail to take place on Sunday, September 20 between 11am and 3pm.
A jumble trail is like a car boot sale, but in the street.
Communities coordinate to set up stalls outside their homes to sell bric-a-brac, toys, vintage clothes, cakes, vegetables or whatever they want.
The whole thing is coordinated online, providing visitors with a colour coded map to explore the treasure on sale in the neighbourhood.
The charity is urging people in the town to either have a stall or shop at the event.
Trustee and volunteer at Mind the Gap Bucks Smitha Veettil said: “Chesham Jumble Trail is a community event – it’s an ice-breaker, an easy way to talk to neighbours who you don’t get to meet very often and to get to know your street.
“A lot of Chesham residents may want to contribute to the community either in time or money, but they don’t know how to.
“This event will make them aware of us, Mind The Gap Bucks, and also give them an option to contribute to Mind The Gap. It’s not mandatory to contribute, but should they wish they can.
“Lastly, who doesn’t like a good bargain? Street sales are brilliant places to bag a bargain!”
So far six stalls have been registered, including one outside Chesham’s mayor Peter Hudson’s home in Hospital Hill.
He added: “I think the Jumble Trail is a super idea and will be a fun event which everyone in Chesham and get involved in, while at the same time raising money for a great local voluntary organisation, Mind the Gap, which does so much to support local people.
“I’ve already booked a stall from my own home and I’m looking forward to sharing a cup of tea with visitors on the day and helping Mind the Gap in the process.”
To view a map of the stalls, or to register to run a stall, visit www. jumbletrail.com/event/ Chesham.
‘SUPER IDEA’: Peter Hudson