Cramond Kirk Jumble Sale


This year’s Jumble Sale was held on Saturday 11th March. It ran for 2 hours, welcomed over 300 visitors, involved an army of volunteers and was a very cheerful event. The income in monetary terms came to £3061.31, and was invaluable to our church fellowship. Fresh Start, Turi Children’s Project and our kirk have received equal portions of the proceeds.

The remarkable history of our Jumble Sales is due in my mind to the strengths of our teams of volunteers coupled
with an excellent venue, good quality donations and good advertising. When we opened the doors there was already
a long queue of pre-ticketed customers who flooded in keen to search for bargains. This set a wonderful atmosphere from the start and encouraged good sales.

Some 60 members and friends of the congregation help towards the day. Far too many to mention individually,
so I am including here a copy of a message I received shortly after, from John who’s wife Diane helped for the
first time this year. It speaks for itself in appreciation of the day and will perhaps encourage more of you to visit
next year:- “I have not been to a Cramond Jumble sale before, but I had an idea from seeing all the emails that it was a well organised event. However I was not expecting such a fantastic set up. From stewards at the gates to those helping with parking, those on the door, and all of you on the stalls, to cakes, coffee and counting money! What a fantastic setup. All items so well displayed, especially shoes!! Baking was great (enjoyed the tablet!) And rolls and coffee were most welcome. And it was all done with a smile! I have seen a lot of church sales in my time but this is in a class of its own.”

Thank you to everyone who worked so hard for the day, or supported us in anyway.

Edith Butler. JS Convenor 2017

November 2016
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