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Nearly New Sale raises thousands

Alison Iles and her volunteers prepare for the rush. Picture : Adrian Murray(1402192AM1)

Alison Iles and her volunteers prepare for the rush. Picture : Adrian Murray(1402192AM1)

 

Save the Children’s Nearly New Sale in Ripon has once again raised thousands of pounds for the charity.

The event, held at Hugh Ripley Hall on Skellbank, saw bargain hunters from across the north of England flock to the city for four days to rummage through stalls selling clothing, books, bric-a-brac, shoes, bags, linen, furniture and jewellery among many other items.

Publicity officer Jill Warwick said: “It was very successful – when all the monies have come in we are looking at having raised just over £9,000, which is fantastic.”

The money will help Save the Children with its activities, which this year have included helping flood victims in Somerset.

“We are very grateful to all our volunteers for coming to help and everyone who supported us either through donating goods to the sale or buying things,” said Jill.

The opening day of the sale on Wednesday proved very busy, as did “bin liner day” on Saturday when shoppers can fill a bag full of unsold items and take them away for a nominal fee.

The group has already booked Hugh Ripley Hall to hold the sale again next year and now group members are looking forward to Save the Children Week, which runs from April 28 to May 2.

 

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