Shoppers seized the chance to find the perfect Christmas gift from Maidenhead Rotary Club’s Bag a Bargain stall in the Nicholsons Centre on Saturday, December 11, helping to raise hundreds of pounds for charity.
Staffed by a team of volunteers from the club, the stall offered an Aladdin's cave of vintage and pre-loved designer bags, belts, scarves and costume jewellery all donated by Rotarians, family and friends.
Organiser Yvonne Johnson-Mullin said: “It was extremely well received by the public. Many were amazed over the quality - and the amount - of goods on sale for such great prices.
“One international jeweller actually told us we were too cheap! She said if we had been trading in her home country of North America the prices would have been tripled.”
A steady flow of customers snapped up evening bags for festive season parties or as gifts for family members, while scarves and costume jewellery were bought as stocking fillers.
Yvonne added: “Surprisingly quite a number of men found their way to our stall. Not for gift shopping, but to look for a belt that wasn't digging in at the waist!”
The event raised £470 for Rotary charities. Added to the money raised at previous Bag a Bargain outings this year, this brings the total takings from the project to £920.
“We’re really pleased with the amount raised and looking forward to bringing Bag a Bargain back in 2022,” said Yvonne.