Nearly-new sale helps Carronhill

Gillian, Isabelle and friends during their highly successful sale of children's taoys and games which raised money for the Friends of Carronhill.
Gillian, Isabelle and friends during their highly successful sale of children's taoys and games which raised money for the Friends of Carronhill.

Saturday saw the 12th Nearly New Sale of children’s toys and games in the Auchenblae Village Hall.

The organisers, Isabelle Riddoch and Gillian Milne, allocated almost 60 seller numbers for this sale and with only a few last minute call offs, a huge array of “nearly new” items began to appear on Friday. The fantastic team of volunteers worked until almost midnight getting everything set up.

The bargain hunters were queuing outside the hall by 8.15 on Saturday morning to bag a bargain! Doors opened at 9am to the public and again the quality of merchandise was apparent as the tills began to ring.

In total over 100 buyers braved the rather changeable weather to attend the event spending in excess of £3000.

The overall profit achieved for the sale was over £1,000. This brings the total amount raised to over £12,000 since the girls began their fundraising sales in 2007.

This sale was the Pre Christmas sale and did not include any clothes or nursery equipment.

The majority of the proceeds from this sale will go to The Friends of Carronhill with small donations of resources going to Auchenblae School, Nursery and Playgroup.

The organisers would like to thank everyone who assists in any way to the smooth running of the sale.

Isabelle and Gillian plan to do a sale to their usual format in March 2012 which will include all toys, games clothes, Nursery equipment, sports equipment and musical instruments for children of all ages (0-16years) For more information call 01561 320759 or 01561 320685.