Plan for every Brackley home to join garage sale

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HOMEOWNERS in Brackley are being asked to join a mass garage sale for charity between 10am and 4pm Saturday, April 28.

The Big Brackley Garage Sale has been organised by The Churches in Brackley and they hope as many people as possible will take part to raise money for Christian Aid in Sierra Leone.

Rev Anne Short of St Peter’s Church is hoping to see row after row of homeowners at the end of the driveways and thinks it would be a win win situation for everyone who takes part.

She said: “What we love about it is that it might be useful to people to have a clear out, it’s good for the community - we hope stall holders will buy from each other - and it’s good for the charity.

“I do know they did it in a town slightly smaller than Brackley and everyone said they had the most fun. It will get people out and about and we’re looking forward to people being as creative as possible with their stalls.”

In Sierra Leone 70 per cent of the population live in rural areas without access to clean water or the means to grow food. As a result 90 per cent of the country’s food is imported.

Booking forms are available at venues around Brackley or by contacting Judith Elkington on 01280 700736.

Participants will be asked to make an advanced £5 donation to Christian Aid for a stall or £10 on the day. In return organisers will include stalls on a town map and will advertise the event across the county.

Maps will also be on sale outside the Methodist Church and around the town on the day.