Justine Silcock, parish contact for Holy Family Catholic Church gives us an account of a recent event at their parish ‘a wardrobe de-cltter sale’:
“On Sunday March 3rd at Holy Family Church Hall, Boothstown, a Wardrobe De-clutter Sale was held. The sale was the brainchild of Joan Stuart who , together with a committed and enthusiastic team, organised the event. Leaflets and posters were distributed throughout the Leigh Pastoral Area and, thanks to Chris Lappine, the sale was also advertised on the CAFOD Liverpool blog.
Parishioners from all the churches across the Pastoral Area generously donated good quality clothes and accessories for the sale. Some also gave cakes for the refreshments, items for the raffle or loaned full length mirrors on the day. Some local shops and organisations also supported the sale by displaying posters and also generously loaning rails and mannequins.
On the day, members of the Youth SVP gave much needed help in various ways. It was a real community event.At the sale itself, £1077.66 was made. In addition to this, a further £430 was received making a grand total of £1507.66.
A number of good quality items of clothes which were unsold were taken to the CAFOD shop, so they will continue to make some more much needed funds. Many thanks to all who supported this sale and helped to make it such a success.”