Fund raising Jumble Trail - September 2015


A new wave of imaginative fund raising is getting a grip of great chunks of England, at these days - Jumble Trails. These are a combination of yard and car boot sales, where, through a bit of co-ordinated effort, neighbours in a locality arrange to have yard sales, simultaneously.

Our are had one on Sunday - when over 100 houses in a small part of our neighbourhood in Forest Gate held one of these events.  We asked for donations of unwanted items from friends and relatives and set our stalls out in a couple of local front gardens/drives.

Some of the goodies on offer, complete
 with bunting, on our drive in Forest Gate


It was great fun, as hundreds of people enjoyed a pleasant sunny day by wandering around their area, chatting to neighbours and snapping up bargains.

Gambian flag on show, indicating
 where all money raised would go


We were delighted to raise over £350 (including Gift Aid) from the day, and cleared a bit of much needed space in a few friends' houses!

No reasonable offer rejected
 for the many items on offer

Attached are some pictures - showing all the fun of the Jumble!

A big mention to Sarah Baylis for the donation of a number of teddy bears, which were snapped up by doting grand parents and other charity organisers, with an eye to great prizes for future raffles.

Sandra and John with some of the
 teddy bears, donated by former
 work colleague, Sarah Baylis

The money we raised will enable us to ensure we can provide most of the stationery needs of either the Lower Basic of Senior Secondary school, when we next visit The Gambia, hopefully in January next year.

Thanks to everyone who donated items for sale, and to those who purchased them!

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