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Monday 21 April 2014

Plenty of bargains at car boot sale

IF you're planning a clear out before Christmas and fancy making a few bob in the process, then load up the boot and head to Camp next weekend where you can dispose of the household clutter and help a worthy cause in the process.

The local defibrillator group is hosting a fundraising car boot sale at the sports hall on Sunday, October 27, and is inviting people to pitch a stall at the event.

Stall holders will be charged €10 to sell their wares on the day (keeping their own profits), with visitors being asked to pay a modest fee of €2 to enter and browse the selection. The local group, which is organising the event to fund further defibrillator training, will also have its own stall of bric-a -brac, while tea and scones will also be on sale throughout the day.

Since forming in 2009, the Camp defibrillator Group has raised funds to provide four community defibrillators in the village. These are located at the Londis shop, the sports hall, Moan Laur Guesthouse and Ocean View Nursing Home. The group - which has recently joined forces with the Red Cross - has provided training for dozens of locals and has also invested in lifesaving training equipment, including their new 'crash test' dummy who goes by the name of Maurice!

However, with the cost of on-going training averaging €600 a session, the group is anxious to up its bank balance and is encouraging as many people as possible to come along on the bank holiday weekend and show their support.

Anyone interested in taking a stall is asked to be at the sports hall between 10am and 10.30am, with the event opening to the public at 11am.

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