Harpley yard sale helps to keep air ambulance flying

HARPLEY YARD SALE
Imogen Meakin, has a last ride on one of the children's bikes offered for sale ANL-161005-132752001
HARPLEY YARD SALE Imogen Meakin, has a last ride on one of the children's bikes offered for sale ANL-161005-132752001
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Seventy fishing rods, several children’s bikes and a mass of toys, books, china and general bric-a-brac were on offer at a small yard sale held in a West Norfolk village at the weekend.

The event was the idea of Michael and Sheila Cawston, who are about to move house after 20 years living at their current property in Harpley.

As they prepare for the move, the couple were either faced with multiple trips to a recycling centre or the chance to do their bit for charity.

And they decided to support the East Anglian Air Ambulance, by donating part of the proceeds of everything they sold from their front garden.

Neighbours Bob and Joyce Simkins, who have all the fishing rods but aren’t planning to move, joined in.

“We’ve been friends for twenty years so decided to join Michael and Sheila to help the charity,” said Mr Simkins.

“I thought the stuff was far too good to take to recycling,” added Mrs Cawston as one of her six grandchildren enjoyed a last chance to ride of one of the several children’s bikes bought over the years.