Boot for bucks carpark sale

Help­ing the com­mu­nity one car boot at a time

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - NEWS - Lacee Froeschl [email protected]­news.com.au

IT’S a chance to bag bar­gains on sec­ond-hand bric-a-brac from a car boot while help­ing the com­mu­nity.

Caloun­dra Ro­tar­i­ans have rum­maged through their garages and wardrobes to do­nate far to few items for their first car boot sale.

Now the pub­lic also has the opportunit­y to re­duce their clut­ter, with all funds raised from the $20 site fee to feed through the club’s com­mu­nity projects.

Ro­tary mem­ber and car boot sale or­gan­iser James Condon said it was al­ways chal­leng­ing to fundraise for the club’s ded­i­cated pas­sion for serv­ing com­mu­ni­ties near and far. “We do great things but it doesn’t hap­pen with money from our back pockets,” he said.

Re­cently com­pleted projects in­clude an agricultur­al fish farm in the Philip­pines and gen­er­ous do­na­tions to St Vin­cent de Paul and The Board Meet­ing surf char­ity.

Cur­rently, Ro­tary is work­ing on build­ing a med­i­cal cen­tre for Shep­hard’s Arms Chil­dren’s Home in the Philip­pines, as well as fund­ing a new learn-to-swim for dis­ad­van­taged kids and build­ing an ‘all abil­i­ties park’ on the Sun­shine Coast.

Mr Condon said he hoped the car boot sale would be able to rally up a cou­ple of thou­sand dol­lars “to con­tinue the work of Ro­tary”.

“I be­lieve Caloun­dra is a gen­er­ous com­mu­nity, so fin­gers crossed we can come to­gether to help the rest of the com­mu­nity,” he said.

PHOTO: LACEE FROESCHL

CASH CAR: Ro­tary Club Caloun­dra's first car boot sale to raise money for com­mu­nity projects will be held Satur­day, June 1 in the Caloun­dra Sal­va­tion Army car park.

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