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Bargain hunters brave the rain for yard sales day in Feltwell

Yard sale in Feltwell

Pictured: Neville Cross, Marion Ransome and Susan Banham ANL-140607-164029009

Yard sale in Feltwell Pictured: Neville Cross, Marion Ransome and Susan Banham ANL-140607-164029009

Hundreds of bargain hunters braved the wet weather and did their bit for good causes when they flocked to Feltwell’s annual Yard Sales Day.

They turned out in their droves for the event on Saturday with 81 households originally lined up to sell wares from their doorstep - before the rain came.

In its sixth year, the sale raised about £1,200 for the North Aisle Project at St Mary’s Church and the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Organisers Feltwell Fundraisers chose the cancer charity in recognition of teenager Leanne Walpole, who received support from the organisation when she was diagnosed and treated for a brain tumour.

Vanessa Cock, a committee member of Feltwell Fundraisers, said: “It went very well but a nightmare of a day weatherwise.

“The ones who set up all did very well. Although it was wet, it was a really warm day and when the sun came out it was glorious. People will sell all sorts. The beauty of it is people haven’t got to leave home to go to a car boot. They can sell larger items. In the past someone sold a boat and caravan.

“People come from far and wide because they know they can buy things they wouldn’t usually find at a car boot.”

They have organised bingo on Sept 12 and a quiz night on Oct 4 at Feltwell Primary School.

For more pictures see Friday’s Bury Free Press newspaper.

 

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