A grand total of £530 was raised for Maidenhead Rotary Club as visitors to Taplow car boot sale flocked to ‘bag a bargain’ over the bank holiday weekend.
Yvonne Johnson-Mullin, Cathie Lodge and club president Mary Spinks manned a stall selling donated pre-loved designer and vintage bags, scarves, belts and costume jewellery.
Called Bag-a-Bargain, the project is the brainchild of Yvonne and was originally intended to take place just before Christmas in the Nicholsons Centre in Maidenhead.
But Covid-19 lockdowns thwarted the initiative until Yvonne hit upon the idea of setting out her stall at the outdoor Taplow car boot sale on Sunday and Monday.
She said: “We had two brilliant days. Mary and Cathie were superstars. The more seasoned traders were very welcoming and helpful too and some even donated things to sell at future events!”
The even better news is that the team still has plenty of stock left and now plans to set up shop again at a charity event at North Maidenhead Cricket Club on Saturday, July 10.