By Kate Bateson
It has been a sensational start to the year for Burton Joyce Primary School PTA, with supporters and volunteers springing into action to deliver two highly enjoyable village events, raising more than £1,000.
The annual PTA quiz in the village hall was as well attended as ever, with 11 teams pitting their wits against each other in a hard-fought battle of general knowledge.
With categories including theme tunes from detective shows and celebrities named Dave, there really was something for everyone.
This was followed by a fashion show, a new addition to the fundraising calendar and equally as well received.
Almost 100 ladies packed the school hall to take advantage of the bargain prices on offer, with high-street names such as Zara, Oasis and Marks & Spencer selling for 70% off the retail price.
With the prosecco flowing and plenty of chatter, it proved a most enjoyable evening and one to hopefully be repeated.
Plans are now well under way for another village-wide and highly-anticipated event, the annual Garage Sale Safari. The date for your diaries this year is Sunday 12th May.
For those who don’t know how it works, we ask people to pay £10 to set up a stall on their driveway. We then put all the stalls on a map and publicise the event widely.
You only pay your booking fee of £10 and the money you make from the stall is yours. Have a clear out, find that box of things you’ve been meaning to eBay and book yourself a stall.
As well as those selling their own things, we also welcome crafters or people selling other products – and community groups wanting to use the event to raise money.
If you don’t live near the centre of the village there will be limited spaces available in the Wheatsheaf car park – and we can often find a few spare driveways near the centre of the village too.
This year there are more ways than ever to book your space. Look out for a letter through your door over the Easter holidays, email firstname.lastname@example.org or text Kate on 07967 201132.
We know that people come from miles around to see what’s on offer, so whether you’re clearing out the loft or after a bargain yourself, make sure the date is in your diary.