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Carmel students raising money to help endangered animals in Borneo

A GROUP of students is organising a car boot sale to help them go on a trip to a nature reserve in Borneo.

Students from Carmel College will hold the sale on Sunday, April 26 to help students raise some of the 3,700 they each need to make the trip.

The trip will centre around the nature reserve which works to support endangered animals such as orangutans
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Latest 2015 car boot additions / updates


9th updated carboots Cannock, Muckley Corner (Staffs) Rabbit Run (Hilton, Shropshire)

5th carboots updated Chale (IoW) United Counties Showground Nantyci Carmarthen Dyffed (shown in Pembroke)

added Rathcoole (Co Antrim, N Ireland)

4th: carboots updated Glanmire (Co Cork, Ireland) Warlingham RFC (Surrey) Storrington (Sussex) Cardiff (Glamorgan) Windsor Racecourse (Berkshire) Ilchester (Somerset)

2nd: added Gowran Park (Co Kilkenny, Ireland) Oldham (Manchester) Carrickfergus (Co Antrim, N Ireland) Cowbridge (Glamorgan) Spalding (Lincs) Hessle (Hull, Yorkshire) Birkenshaw (W Yorks) Northwich (Cheshire)

updated Sewerby Clifftop (Bridlington, Yorkshire) Paull (Yorkshire) Gotham, Brinsley, Calverton (Notts) St Patrick's (Greystones, Co Wicklow, Ireland)

1st: updated carboots Sheffield Antiques Quarter (Yorkshire) Ballymoney (Co Tyrone, N Ireland)
added Clifden (Co Galway, Ireland) Selskar & Ballyseskin (Wexford, Ireland) Saltfleet (Louth, Lincs)

31st carboots updated BigBoot (Wellington St, Peterborough, Cambridge) NCW Community Centre (Newcastlewest, Co Limerick, Ireland) Corton (Lowestoft, Suffolk) Heaton Mersey (Stockport, Cheshire) Seaford Scouts (Seaford, Sussex) Chiswick (London W4)

added Tewkesbury Gloucester)

30th car boots added Milton Keynes (Bucks) Stanley (Co Durham)

29th carboots updated Redlands (Bristol, Somerset) Castle Combe (Chippenham, Wiltshire) St Donard's (Belfast, N Ireland) Girvan (Ayrshire, Scotland) Carlisle Racecourse (Cumbria) Dumfries, etc. (Scotland) Reading (Berks)

added 3 Cocks (Brecon, Powys) South Milford (W Yorkshire) Dundalk (Co Louth, Ireland) Ferndown (Dorset) Huntington York (N Yorks) Lancaster (Lancs) Penistone (S Yorks) Wheaton Aston,
(Staffordshire) Swansea (Glamorgan)

28th addedSt Mary's, East Grinstead (W Sussex)

updated Simpson's Supermarket, Carndonagh
(Co Donegal, Ireland))

27th carboots updated Castleblaney (Iontas, Co Monaghan, Ireland) St Johnston (Co Donegal, Ireland) Wisbech (Cambridgeshire) St Brelade (Jersey, Channel Islands)

added St Crispins School London Road Wokingham (Berks) Spalding Grammar School Priory Road, Spalding (Lincs)

26th: updated Hawick (Borders, Scotland)

25th: added Brighton (Sussex)
St Albans (Herts) Clontarf (Dublin, Ireland) Chorleywood (Herts) Saffron Walden (Suffolk)

updated Northwich (Cheshire) Keighley (Yorkshire)

23rd: car boot added Coventry (Warwickshire) St Helens (Merseyside) Bristol (Somerset)
updated Newquay (Cornwall) Giffnock (Glasgow, Scotland) Northampton (Northants)
Stockport (G Manchester) Bath (Somerset)

21st carboot added Heckington (Lincs)
updated Barnsley (Yorks)

20th updated Spetisbury (Dorset) Ascot (Berkshire) LLanfyllin (Powys)

carboots added Morecombe, Carnforth (Lancs)

18th car boots updated Stoke Poges (Bucks)

added St Helens (Lancs & Merseyside)

17th carboots added Bradfield CC (Berkshire) Douglas (IoM) Inverkip (Renfrew, Scotland) High Peak (Derbyshire)

updated eboot (West Midlands) Milngavie (Glasgow, Scotland)

15th: carboots added Marino (Dublin, Ireland) Wisbech (Cambridgeshire) Dumfries (Scotland)

car boots updated Roundwood (Co Wicklow, Ireland) Middlewich (Cheshire) Worthing (W Sussex)

14th: carboot added Wimbourne (Dorset on Easter Monday)

9th car boots updated Pendeen (Devon / Cornwall)

6th updated North Petherton (Somerset)

3rd: added Southampton (Hampshire) Braddan (IoM)

updated carboots Lidlington (Beds) Driffield, High Storrs (Yorkshire)

1st: car boots updated Aldershot, Farnborough (Hampshire) Stafford, Wolverhampton (Staffs) Fontwell (Sussex)

added Burton (Staffs) Stamford (Lincs) Tonge Fold (Lancs) Monmouth (Gwent) Cullompton (Devon)

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The UK has 'Car Boot Sales', what do others have?: 
  • France - Brocante / vide-grenier (empty your attic) / Troc et Puces (exchanges)
  • Australia - Swap Meet
  • USA - Garage Sale
  • Wales - Arwerthiant / Sl Cist Ceir
  • Ibiza - rastrillo
  • Greece - Flohmarkt / Παζάρι
  • Netherlands - kofferbakmarkt(trunk barge = barge-boot)
  • Italy - 'sofitte in piazza'(= cash in the attic) also 'mercato delle pulci' = flea market; 'mercato dell'usato' = car boot
  • Finland - kirpputori
  • Denmark - Loppemarked/kraemmermarked
  • Sweden - bakluckeloppis / bakluckan / loppemarknad
  • Norway - Loppemarked / loppis

Car Boot Sales: facts & figures

Each year 1.5 billion pounds are spent at Car Boot Sales in the UK.
One million people visit Car Boot Sales every weekend during the season.
Average spend 9.61 per visit.
Most profitable boots London (83), Wales (80) per boot full

Tips for buying / selling:
  • get up early!
  • always bargain
  • check all the boxes
  • check for damage
  • beware of electrical items unless seen working


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  • Take plenty of change and plastic bags
  • Use a bum-bag to keep money safe
  • take warm clothing
  • clearly display your items - make book and video titles easily seen
  • put a tablecloth / sheet on your table
  • price up the bigger items beforehand
  • take some stationery: pens, pencils & stickers
  • be honest, helpful and remain polite
  • on arrival, walk round for 10 mins, then set up your pitch, otherwise you will be overwhelmed.
  • selling for a charity? If so consider using the GiftAid form to donate your takings - this may increase the amount by 25%
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