In today’s blog post, Anne describes a car boot sale that she and her daughters Maíread and Róisín organised to benefit the children of Syria. On the day, their stall was very ably staffed by Róisín and her two friends Erin and Abby, and together, they did some really great work to support our efforts in Syria. Here is how the day went:
What with all the end of season GAA matches it took us a while to get a date when we were free and there was a good car boot sale on. But finally we chose the St Leonards Bank Holiday car boot sale in Ballycullane, Co Wexford which is about 40 minutes away from us and which was held on the 30th October.
My youngest daughter Róisín invited two of her friends, Erin and Abby, to come with us and we set off at 7am in the morning with flasks of hot chocolate and plenty of sandwiches. Last year my daughters and I listened to the BBC podcast ‘A New life in Europe’ and we’ve all been thinking about Syria a lot since then. On the way to the sale Róisín explained to her friends what she knew about the conflict in Syria and its effect on children.
The three girls did a great job handing out flyers for UNICEF, explaining what they were doing and being very persuasive salespeople. They really enjoyed the interaction and the feeling of doing such grown-up, important work. And they got a great response from the customers, a number of whom gave donations when they realised why the girls were selling their toys. In the end the girls raised a total of €176.80.
A big thank you is due to Anne, Maíread, Róisín, Erin and Abby for all of the time and effort that they put into their sale. They are fantastic ambassadors for UNICEF, and we look forward to making sure that the children of Syria see the benefits of their hard work!