Church shop will be an ‘Aladdin’s cave’ of treats to buy

FUNDRAIING 'Jane Rice-Oxley from Denmead
FUNDRAIING 'Jane Rice-Oxley from Denmead

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IT costs a lot of money to run a home.

So, imagine how much it costs to run a large church?

I can tell you, it’s a lot.

That’s why, every two years, we take over an empty shop in Waterlooville for a fortnight to sell items to raise money for the upkeep of St George’s.

From Monday, September 30 to Saturday, October 12, volunteers will man the shop opposite the church, in Dukes Walk, selling everything from furniture to toys.

Our kind-hearted congregation are giving up lots of their precious time to make sure the shop is staffed from 9am to 5pm, to ensure this is the biggest church sale yet.

The items for sale cover an amazingly varied spectrum, including china, glass, clothing, books and quite a few collectables with well known names for those who know what they are looking for.

It will be wise to give yourselves a long time to visit as, like Aladdin’s cave, items will be strewn among the many rooms.

It will be like a treasure hunt to unearth the precious prize that only you have recognised.

We’ve had lots of items donated to us. In fact, I don’t have any more room at home to store them.

But if you have anything you think would make a nice addition to the shop please drop it off once we are open.

Please come along and have a browse.

It will be good to see those whom we have welcomed in previous years as well as plenty of new faces.

As with a house, things can go wrong in a church too and it’s important to have enough money to maintain them.

If anyone has any enquiries please contact me on (023) 9226 3576.

Alternatively pop into the shop next Monday.