Rotary’s car boot sale on the Common on August Bank Holiday Monday has raised over £2000. Rotarian Gerry Hooper told Marlborough.news, “The money raised will help us to help local people and local organisations who work for the people of Marlborough and the surrounding areas. It will also help us to help those who are suffering or are affected by natural disasters anywhere in the world.
Thanks are due to everybody who came, both Buyers and Sellers, and to their generosity in giving donations and in making the day such a success.
The wind was cold but the burgers and sausages were running hot. With around ninety Booters spread out across Marlborough Common outside the Rugby Club and an amazing selection of goods for sale, the Buyers Car Park on the other side of the road was overflowing. At least 700 Buyers cars were in and out, some overflowing with items bought at the Sale.
All the stalls were busy from 8am until midday, and the Food Tent was in great demand, providing teas and coffees to keep everybody warm.
Rotary is an international organisation of volunteers dedicated to making the world a better place. Groups of people from all backgrounds and with all types of skills to bring to the community join Rotary. Marlborough & District Rotary meet regularly to discuss the best ways of improving the lives of those we can help, and have been supporting the local vaccination effort, contributing to local organisations helping to feed local youngsters, and providing teaching aids to several local youngsters with special needs.
The Car Boot Sales are only one of our fund raising events, and we are always looking for people with good ideas, a little time to spare helping others, and the willingness to “put something back” into the wonderful community we have in this Marlborough area.”
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