Alice Doyle08.2015

A firm fixture we have in our C-Side challenge events diary, is the UK’s first Garage Sale Trail, taking place on Saturday 26th September in Brighton & Hove, as well as Todmorden in Yorkshire and Hackney, London.

The Garage Sale Trail will create a huge one day market to enable everyone in the city an opportunity to have a de-clutter, grab some bargains and raise a bit of cash for themselves or a cause.  The city wide Garage Sale aims to inspire reuse, giving, enterprise and boost the community spirit.

It’s also easy and free to take part – you just have to register your intent to run a Garage Sale in advance of September 26th, list your items or categories of goods you’ll have on offer – you can upload some pics for extra oomph – and it’s possible to pledge donations from your Garage Sale takings to a favourite charity, cause or project. A great way to support your community and clear some clutter too!

Schools, residents, community venues, independent businesses, charities, buildings, community projects, artists and makers can all register to hold a Garage Sale.  All the Garage Sales are mapped and listed on the Garage Trail website and will be shared via social media and to local press  – driving customers to your very own private ‘boot market’ on September 26th!

Brighton Freegle is curating local artists, teachers, designers, business owners, innovators and more to be a major part of the Garage Sale Trail. Others already signed up include the innovative MakerClub who teach children to build robots amongst other exciting things; local award-winning designer and Sussex University lecturer Claire Potter; the Brighton Peace and Environment Centre; Richard Grills, owner of The Marwood café and Presuming Ed’s Coffee House; and the team behind the fantastic community extravaganza’s Cook The Rabbit Events.
For locals you will see that the Garage Sale Trail is a similar model to other city wide events like Artist Open Houses, Garden Gad About or Eco Open Houses – it’s a fun way to meet the neighbours, have some fun and explore the city…..and prevent waste!

To find out more and to register your own Garage Sale see HERE.

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