Dedicated fundraiser collects thousands through bric-a-brac stall

Laura Street, from Hartford, has raised £9,000 for Macmillan through bric-a-brac sales

Laura Street, from Hartford, has raised £9,000 for Macmillan through bric-a-brac sales - Credit: Archant

A dedicated fundraiser from Hartford has collected more than £9,000 for charity simply by running a weekly bric-a-brac stall.

Laura Street, of Mill Road, started out in 2008 by helping her friend, Val Miles, sell a few items an indoor market at the Corn Exchange, in St Ives.

Since then, however, Mrs Street has taken on the running of the weekly stall and has really seen her fundraising gather pace. Last year alone, she raised £2,200 and she hopes to beat that total this year.

As well as the Corn Exchange stall, Mrs Street, 75, also sells items once a month at Huntingdon’s Commemoration Hall.

She said: “So many people give me things to sell which is a great help. I quite often come home and find bags on the door step.”


You may also want to watch:


Mrs Street, who herself is a cancer survivor, says she plans to keep running her stalls for as long as she can.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter