Bargain Sundays to boost hospital appeal
08 July 2013
It is usually the early bird who bags all the bargains, but boot sale fans can still have a lie-in and get lucky with Southend University Hospital’s Late Riser fundraising venture.
On Sunday, July 28 and every Sunday in August, the car park at
the front of the hospital (car park D) will be turned into a giant
boot fair with all the pitch money going to the Bosom Pals AppealOn
Not only do sellers get to keep all their sales money, but those
who prefer a good rummage can be pretty sure of a few trophies to
Elise Fleetwood, the hospital's events and corporate relations
manager, said: "This is a great opportunity for people to have a
summer clear-out and earn themselves some welcome cash while
helping our appeal at the same time. And, as sellers don't have to
set up until 9am, they don't have to get up at the crack of dawn as
with most boot sales. Selling starts at 10am so those coming to buy
can have an even longer lie-in. Summer's here and the living really
Pitches cost just £8 and sellers are asked to pre-register by
or calling 01702 385337.
The Late Riser boot sales are part of the hospital's final push
for the appeal's £500,000 target to fund two new mobile trailers
for breast screening with the necessary full-field digital
mammography machines to provide shorter examination times and
better image quality.