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Spinning junk into gold

14.03.2012 From our online archive
Rummagers at Luxembourg International School's car boot sale helped raise more than 1,000 euros for disadvantaged children in Thailand.

(JB) Rummagers at Luxembourg International School's car boot sale helped raise more than 1,000 euros for disadvantaged children in Thailand.

The sale, which was organised by Grade 7 students last weekend, saw hundreds of people turn out in glorious weather to buy second-hand books, clothes, toys and nick nacks.

Altogether 32 stalls set up in the school's central car park, donating a fee for their plot and many giving any goods left unsold at the end of the day to the Caritas Luxembourg Charity.

While bargain hunters spent the afternoon rummaging there was no chance that any stomachs would be left rumbling thanks to a spectacular stand of baked goods hand-made by Middle School families.

The combined efforts of all involved helped to generate more than 1,000 euros, which will be donated to Thai-based charity The School For Life, helping disadvantaged children gain access to an education and providing for their basic needs.

Upper School Deputy Principal Phil Keech told wort.lu/en: “For the first time since the Car Boot Sale was introduced, this year’s vendors were given the opportunity to donate any goods they had left over at the end of the sale to Caritas.

"This is a local charity that supports worthy causes in Luxembourg. I’m delighted to report that we had so much stuff for Caritas to collect on Monday that they had to return on Tuesday with a bigger vehicle! On behalf of the Grade 7 students, I would like to say thank you to those amongst the ISL community who supported last Saturday’s Car Boot Sale.”