Car boot sales rake in the cash for cancer charity

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A SERIES of car boot sales has helped raise thousands of pounds for charity.

The weekly Saturday sales on Cornaway Lane, in Portchester, held by the Fareham branch of Macmillan Cancer Support, began in April and finished last weekend.

And despite having advertising signs taken down by Hampshire County Council and having a replacement stolen, the group has made more than £6,000.

Group president Celia Creedon said: ‘We would like to thank the local residents and everyone who has supported our car boot sales in Portchester.

‘This was a new venture for our group and we are delighted to have raised so much for Macmillan’s invaluable work with cancer patients and their families.’

They also thanked Bryan Gudgeon for the use of his site, Key2Group for replacing the stolen banner, and the homeowner who allowed them to put up their banner on his hedge after the council refused permission for it on the nearby roundabout.