JUMBLE SALE, 28th May 2022
Our first sale for three years – and what a stonker! Dry ground, no rain on the day, a full complement of helpers, mountains of goods for sale and the punters flocked in with the queue starting at 9am!
Covid lockdowns gave people plenty of time to sort out their lofts and garages, and it seems that many of our local residents stored up their unwanted items for the 1st Northwood Giant Jumble Sale. We were almost overwhelmed by the quantity of jumble received, but Roxana and her amazing team of helpers spent many hours sorting it all ready for sale on the day.
This was the first Jumble Sale since the new Scouting Centre was completed and it functioned well. And the Little Hut had its first event as a refreshment stall.
Thank you to everyone who took part in this enormous community event; the group’s coffers have been topped up so they can provide first class Scouting experiences to the 100 or so young people who benefit from membership of 1st Northwood Scouts.
Bearing in mind that we cancelled the Jumble Sale in 2020 and 2021, the Group lost its major source of income for two years running. While our expenses were lower during lockdown, we still had to pay all of the utility bills, rent, insurance and keep the minibus legal. If you would like to help you can do so in the following ways:
- Please register and support 1St Northwood Scout Group each time you shop on smile.amazon.co.uk
When you are asked to choose your charity use the drop-down box to select 1St Northwood Scout Group. Note the format with a capital ‘S’ in 1st – beware there is also a 1st Northwood Scout Group on the Isle of Wight!
- Register at easyfundraising by clicking on this link: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/TLHI6S/ and select “1st Northwood Scouts New Hut Appeal” as your good cause. Then whenever you make an online purchase at any of the stores listed on their site, such as Boots, John Lewis, Expedia, Argos, Ebay and hundreds more, you place your order via easyfundraising instead of going direct, and we get a donation.
- Send a cheque payable to “1st Northwood Scout Group“, to the Treasurer, Malcolm Smart at 16 Lichfield Road, Northwood, HA6 1LZ
- Make an online donation by clicking right here.
JUMBLE SALE, 25th May 2019
At last, a dry Jumble Sale and no mud underfoot! The fine weather brought out around 1,000 punters who stayed spending what was probably a record amount of money – we’re still counting it – certainly more than enough to fund the Group for another year.
Visitors were impressed with our new Scouting Centre, though not completely finished it functioned well for the sale.
This amazing event was very much a team effort; thanks to the residents for their generous donations, the volunteers who collected and sorted the goods, those who manned the stalls and especially to the public who came and shopped!
The photos say it all:
JUMBLE SALE, 12th May 2018
Well, that’s Jumble over for another year! Thank you to everyone who made Jumble Sale 2018 a huge success – in spite of the weather! The weeks of planning and sheer hard work paid off; the public turned out in force, some queuing in the rain for hours; the stall holders soldiered on through the driving rain – what have we done to deserve such weather?
We were delighted to welcome Mayor of Hillingdon Cllr John Morgan, Mayoress Fiona Morgan, and former Mayor Cllr Carol Melvin to the event. The decision was made to open early so that the public could get in out of the rain, this meant that the Mayor’s ‘opening’ speech came a little late!
Cllr Melvin performed a most important ceremony for us in removing the first brick from the old scout hut, a symbolic gesture in readiness for the actual demolition due to take place in June.
A few photos from the 2017 sale:
A short video of Jumble Sale 2016