Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Car Boot for Charity

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته and good day!

I just recently moved to a new house. The new house is a bit smaller than the previous one (you can refer to here for my previous house), so we needed to let go a lot of our stuff. Plus, a friend of mine gave a bunch of winter coats and clothes that other people left at her house.  



What can be a better idea than selling them at car boot and gave all the money for charity? huhu...so we did just that. 


My bestie searched for car boot sales around London area and found one at Battersea. There are some nearer to us, but their website wasn't updated as compared to the one in Battersea. The car boot in Battersea is one of the largest one in central London. It is held every Sunday. We booked a slot for £25/car, and told to arrive at a specific time.

We arranged with another friend of ours since we don't have a car of our own. Thanks to K.Sarah, we get to experience selling at a car boot.

As we arrive, there were already many cars lined up. The management was so good and kind. They helped to align each car perfectly and even apologized for the delay when we were waiting in line.  


Most of these stuff weren't even ours. The airbag, some of the clothes, yes, we bought them. The bag, the food processor, we got them for free. The kids clothes are of course my friend's, K.Sarah. 


She even brought along her two daughters to help out. Of course being children, they helped by playing and eating..hahaha...(jangan marah k.sarah. =P)


We managed to sell most of our stuff. The most hot item was cookwares, toys, gadgets, accessories. They finish within the first two hours. Clothing and shoes doesn't sell as quick, but we did manage to sell quite a few.


Of course, other sellers are here as well. Most of them are like us, trying to get some money by getting rid of old stuff. But some are professional sellers that do this for a living.


The car next to us was raising for a charity as well, so we got some competition. hehe...

In the end, we managed to raise £150!!! Alhamdulillah...words can't describe how much I am grateful for this. All the money will be given to Muslim Hands charity to help orphans in the sub-saharan Africa. 

If you would like to help us raise the fund and donate, please email me and I will give you my account details for bank transfer. Thank you in advance.

We will definitely do this again.

Until next time...

2 comments:

Yana MIB said...

mmg best meniaga..ada peluang lg meniaga je...lama² awk akn addicted...dh addicted meniaga online pulak tau tau ^_^

Siti Aminah Muhammad Imran said...

dah penah try meniaga online...penat la. meniaga kt car boot ni pun penat. ira yang beria.