Bargain hunters queue at charity sale


HUNDREDS of items were sold and raised about 4,500 at a packed charity sale in aid of the Pink Ladies on Saturday.

About 80 islanders were queuing before the doors opened for the second-hand sale organised by staff at the Guernsey Press led by Sara King, which included items such as clothes, shoes and DVDs.

Nicky Le Prevost was one of the staff helping out. We have had people queuing, and we still had a queue until 11.45pm because we had to limit the number of people in the shop, she said. We didnt expect it to be as busy as this. It has been amazing.

She said all items were selling well, particularly womens clothes. The money from the sale will support the charity, which aims to raise awareness of breast cancer and to support those with the illness.

One its founders, Amanda Brown, said the sale was going very well. I am delighted by it, she said. It is lovely to see
so many people out and supporting the charity.

Angela Horsepool was shopping with her daughters Samantha, 25, and Charlotte, 16. I have bought some shoes and my daughters have bought a few tops and a blender, she said. It is all a nice quality and it is important to support the charity.

Val Le Blond was buying a coat, jeans and a sleeveless fleece. She said the items were well-priced. Things are getting very expensive and wages are not going up, so this has been a good bargain, she said. This helps saves money and it goes to charity.

Barry Brouard, 66, went to the sale so his wife, Carolyn, could go shopping. But he was soon browsing the rails. There were fewer mens clothes than womens, but there was still plenty on offer. I have found a jumper, which I can wear for work, he said. It is good to support charity.

Article by Juliet Pouteaux and picture of Val le Blond by Adrian Miller, courtesy of the Guernsey Press

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