By Alison Calvert, founder of the Mariama Mae Nursery School
I travelled to Wadebridge in Cornwall in June to the home of Nigel, Glenda and Noel who had generously organised a magnificent garage sale.
As I turned the corner I was met with a flurry of wonderful bunting filling their end of the street, and a crowd of people around tables piled high with donated items for sale. There was a real buzz around the garage entrance where Nigel had displayed photos and information about the school, and people were more than generous when buying items for sale. People were then tempted into their beautiful garden where more items were for sale along with tea, coffee and cake which most people couldn’t resist.
The sale was due to start at 10am but way before that people were eyeing up a bargain or two and there was a steady stream of customers until about 2.30pm, with people coming back for a second time bringing friends along. Nigel had invited friends and family to an evening mid summer party and he had worked so hard to prepare food and punch and to create a great atmosphere and they all gave generously which certainly paid off as they raised a total of £440.
Thank you all for putting on such a fantastic event and helping the school in this way, and thankyou to all the people who came to buy or donate on the day.
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