Well it was a very early start this morning, 6am and we were up walking our own dogs, grabbing a quick piece of toast and marmalade, or porridge and then out of the door to the waiting van.
Jenny borrowed her friends van (thank you Cheryl)! Jenny expertly drove the van to Charnock Richard in the dark and slight drizzle, as I tried my best to put on a good show of being awake.
We arrived at the car boot venue at just gone 6.50am and we were not the first! I am a novice to all things 'car boot' but I soon realised that this is a highly organised community that takes its pursuit very seriously and we were selling stuff before we had even got it to our stall.
Jenny was very pleased to sell a hat even as she walked to the table, and I sold an exercise bike before I could put it down.
We spent some time laying out the stall and ended up with an extra table for books, which is very fortunate as we had so much stuff, thank you to all of you for your continued generosity.
There was a very good atmosphere and soon the room was bustling with people. We used the opportunity to talk to buyers about Homeless Hounds and made sure that the Homeless Hounds banner was proudly displayed, along with some handouts. Many folk were very interested in the work we all do and some very kind people donated money and others did not ask for their change when making purchases.
At about 11.00am Emma arrived from Homeless Hounds to see how we were getting along and to lend support. We have a great team at HH and we got texts from others in the HH team also which all helped to make it a great team effort.
Well that is another Sunday and my first car boot done!
Today Homeless Hounds have had£360.43 given towards looking after the lovely hounds.
It was a lot of fun, a bit of hard work but really worth while. If you are interested in helping join the team for the next one, please do let us know, we are a friendly bunch and would love more volunteers!