Fundraising Idea: Car Boot Sales

Get rid of unwanted items and raise money for Young Heroes at the same time by doing a car boot sale.


Ask everyone you know for unwanted books, clothes, toys, CD’s, ornaments, in fact anything which is unused and good enough condition to sell on in aid of charity.  Post your plea request for items through Facebook and Twitter.  Ask neighbours, work colleagues, friends and family to donate.  Design an advert to place in local shop windows, also community centre’s, churches, pubs, restaurants etc.


For the location of your nearest car boot sales, visit online car boot search engines like or  Note: Some car boots require you to pre-book your pitch well in advance due to popularity.


  • The day before the car boot, place stickers on all your items clearly displaying the price. You could even sort your items into three or four price bands – 50p, £1, £2 and £5, for example.  This will save you a lot of time and stress on the day, and cut down on hagglers.
  • Pack all your items in cardboard boxes – they are easier to move in and out of the car.
  • Take a table for your goods, such as a paste table
  • Arrive very early – usually people start setting up around 6.00am, some even earlier.
  • On arrival, unload your table and one box then lock your car while you unpack the box, otherwise people will swarm all over your car, picking up items and confusing you totally
  • Take lots of change and a container with a lid for money taken. Once you have a few notes, lock these in your car.
  • Take a chair, wet wipes, carrier bags for buyers, sandwiches and a drink.
  • Best of all, share the stall with a friend as this halves the cost and ensures you get a toilet break!
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