Market Deeping car boot helps charity

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Bargain hunters have helped The Deeping Shopping Centre raise hundreds of pounds for charity.

The centre held its first ever charity car boot sale last month, raising an impressive £497.56.

The money has been donated to The Rotary Club of the Deepings and its sister organisation, The Inner Wheel, and will be used both locally and internationally.

Bargain hunters flocked to the event, held within the long stay area of the centre’s car park, helping to make the car boot sale a huge success.

Deeping Shopping Centre manager Kevin Smith said: “This was our first ever charity car boot sale event and I am extremely pleased with the amount raised for the Rotary Club. It’s great to be able to help local causes in this way.”

The Rotary Club of the Deepings supports a wide range of charities, including Dementia Support, DEBRA, Stroke Awareness and Polio Education.

Rotary Club president Ken Littlemore said: “This was the club’s first fundraising venture working together with The Deeping Shopping Centre.

“We plan to hold other car boot sales in the near future.

“We hope that our club’s next charity fundraising event in aid of polio eradication will be equally successful.”

The Rotary Club of the Deepings is organising the fundraiser at the centre on Saturday, October 17.

The club is an active one, organising or co-organising a number of events in the community, such as the annual Deepings Carnival, the Deepings 10k Fun Run and a ‘Bake Off’ Challenge between Rotary, Inner Wheel and Interact, in addition to the charity work carried out by members.

Deepings Rotary Quiz night is on September 19 (7pm for 7.30pm) at The Community Centre, Market Deeping.