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Car Boot Sale to raise cash for local charities

MANX Fun Farm and local woman Christine Gaskell are coordinating a Car Boot Sale to raise funds for two local charities close to their hearts.

The Car Boot Sale, on Saturday 19th May 2012, 10am – 4pm at the Manx Fun Farm, will raise funds for Crossroads Care and the Isle of Man Special Care Baby Unit.

Both charities have helped Christine, and Andrew of Manx Fun Farm, through tougher times in their lives. They are aware of the meaningful work both charities do for the Manx community and are hosting the Car Boot Sale to support their fundraising efforts.

Crossroads Care provides meaningful respite to those caring for someone with an illness, disability, frailty, substance abuse or mental health issue on the Isle of Man. At present Crossroads provides over 50,000 hours of respite and 50,000 hours of meaningful care at a cost of over £1 million per year.

The Isle of Man Special Care Baby Unit provides neonatal care to babies who are small, premature or who require further observation and treatment. The unit employs 17 full-time staff and looks after more than 140 children each year.

Christine and Andrew are is expecting up to one hundred traders to be at the Car Boot Sale, offering the public a variety of goods to browse.

It will be free to enter the Car Boot Sale, with pitches priced at £10.00 per pitch for traders. Traders wishing to book a pitch can now do so by contacting Crossroads at mail@crossroadsiom.org.

For further information, please contact Christine on 07624 402946.