17 Jun Reuse, Recycle and Relove with the Home Farm Summer Sale Trail
A local school has come up with a novel way to fundraise this summer and bring the whole community together in a covid-safe way that benefits the environment.
Home Farm Primary School is organising its very first Summer Sale Trail on 26th June, with stalls within the school ground and in driveways in the surrounding area, and is encouraging families and residents to get involved and ‘reuse, recycle and relove’ as they sell their wares from their doorsteps between 11am and 2pm on 26th June.
Local people from Lexden and Prettygate are taking part in the trail, selling everything from books and bric-a-brac, to honey, ceramics, plants and bakes. The Home Farm School Association will also host a few stalls at the school on the day, including raffles, tombolas, refreshments, a second-hand uniform stall and ice cream van.
“It’s been a really hard year for fundraising. We’ve cancelled four major events and have needed to think of new ways to raise money for the school remotely, which has included an online wine tasting event and a Halloween Trail. With the summer on the way, we wanted to come up with something that brings the community together, but still in a safe way,” says Nikki Whiteford, Chair of the Home Farm School Association. “Our Summer Sale Trail will be a really relaxed and fun event that will give people the chance to get rid of all those things they’ve been clearing out during lockdown. It also gives those families with children starting school in September a chance to come to the school and join in our fundraising activities.”
The event, which is a bit like a walking boot sale; will be promoted via a trail map, which will pinpoint all the houses taking part – this will be free to download from the HFSA – School Events Facebook page. “We’re hoping for good weather, and then people from all over can wander round and buy some nice items from local sellers and families. There will also be a little competition for the kids to encourage them to walk that little bit further!” adds Nikki.
The event takes place on 26th June from 11am-2pm and anyone living within the vicinity is welcome to take part. Maps will also be available from all stalls and a PDF of the map can be requested from [email protected]