Godmanchester homes join mass garage sale for charity

Godmanchester Garage Sales for Mayors Charities, (l-r) Eric Stothard, Tim Stothard, Lesley Stothard

Godmanchester Garage Sales for Mayors Charities, (l-r) Eric Stothard, Tim Stothard, Lesley Stothard - Credit: Archant

A town’s driveways were chock-a-block with bargains being sold in aid of good causes at the weekend.

Godmanchester Garage Sales for Mayors Charities, Jonathan, Kit, Libby, Sixtine and Anna.

Godmanchester Garage Sales for Mayors Charities, Jonathan, Kit, Libby, Sixtine and Anna. - Credit: Archant

Godmanchester’s first Grand Garage Sale on Saturday (August 10) saw more than 40 households selling goods.

The mass sale was the brainchild of town mayor Councillor David Underwood, who said: “I got the idea from the open gardens some places do. It created the opportunity for people to wander around the town, meet up and say ‘Have you been to such and such?’

“I think it worked well from that respect. I walked all the way around to visit everyone and it took three-and-a-half hours.”

Everyone who took part paid £5 to register and was included on a map for buyers. Money raised was split between the sellers and the mayor’s charities - Help For Heroes, carer support group Crossroads Care Cambridgeshire and Godmanchester Community Nursery.


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INFORMATION: Cllr Underwood’s next fundraiser will be the Mayor’s Tea Party in Queen Elizabeth’s Walk, from 2-4.30pm on Sunday, September 1. Entertainment will be provided by Cottenham Village Band and cream teas will be served. Tickets are £5 for adults and available from the Town Hall. Children free.

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