Fundraiser Julie gets ready for latest event

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TWO very good causes will benefit from a house sale by a champion fundraiser.

Julie Scarborough, 77, regularly opens up her home to sell clothes, bric a brac, toys, books and jewellery to raise money for charities and causes close to her heart.

This weekend she is having what she calls an ‘end of season sale’ where nothing will be over £2 and some as low as 20 pence.

All the profits will go towards The Rowans Hospice at Home appeal, Dorothy’s Dream, and to help fund health care for two-year-old Aiden Farrell, from Gosport, who suffers chronic pain in his legs due to cerebral palsy.

It will be the second time Mrs Scarborough has done a fundraising event for Aiden who needs to have regular Botox injections to ease the cramps.

She said: ‘Funnily enough I have discovered that I am distantly related to little Aiden through my first cousin.

‘I’m determined to raise as much as I can for him.

‘There will be lots on offer at the weekend – some fantastic bargains to be had.

‘Nothing will be over £2 and we will have a bargain basement area where you can pick up clothes, books, bling and lots of other things for as little as 20 pence.’

The sale starts at 7.30pm on Friday night until 9.30pm. And doors open again 9.30am Saturday until 12.30pm.

The address is 9, The Crest, Widley, PO7 5DG.