Chip in for ‘fire’ sale

Nick Bowers, Sarah Goette and Peter Sewell prepare for Wallington Fire Brigade's annual garage sale. 152915

By LUKE VOOGT

THE Wallington Fire Brigade is calling on locals to clean out their houses and sheds for its annual garage sale next month.
Sale co-ordinator Nick Bowers said it was a great way to get rid of unwanted second-hand goods.
“We’ll take anything and everything we can sell,” he said.
The sale has been the brigade’s major fund-raiser for several years and Nick said it raised about $4000 last year.
That money helped the brigade buy a new truck last September, along with the brigade’s fund-raisers and savings over the last few years.
This year, the money will go towards a new brigade car.
“Our car is due to be replaced so we’re hoping to raise enough to trade it in,” Nick said.
Nick said $1 items often raise the majority of money for the garage sale, which has had its share of unusual items.
“One year somebody even donated a car,” he said.
“If you’ve got larger items we can come pick them up.”
And already the brigade’s shed is starting to fill up.
“By the time we get to the sale the shed is choccas to the door,” Nick said.
The sale kicks off at the Wallington Fire Brigade at 8am on 7 May.
Donations can be dropped off at the brigade on Sundays leading up to the sale, between 9am and 11am.
To arrange collection for items call Chris on 0419 546 986 or Richard on 0421 728 437.

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