Appeal for goods for church sale

sp94556 Alfreton Wesley Church Sale of Unwanted Gifts. June Parker (left) and Betty Aukland.
sp94556 Alfreton Wesley Church Sale of Unwanted Gifts. June Parker (left) and Betty Aukland.

An Alfreton church is organising a giant January sale - and people are being invited to donate their unwanted Christmas presents.

The sale, on Saturday January 28, is the latest fund-raiser by Alfreton Wesley Church in Ellesmere Avenue.

Organisers are appealing for goods to sell at the effort. “We would be pleased to receive any items for sale - and if anyone has any unwanted Christmas gifts, we would be glad to accept them,” said church spokesman David Hopkinson.

A wide selection of goods will be on sale, ranging from fancy goods, household items, toys, books and toiletries to clothing, furniture, cakes, china, glassware and bric-a-brac.

“We are happy to sell almost anything, with the exception of alcohol and furniture which doesn’t have a fire-safe label,” said David.

The church has been organising the twice-yearly sales for some time and the last two each raised well over £1,000. Proceeds are for church funds.

“Our previous sales have attracted large numbers of people and we are hoping for a similar turnout this time,” said David.

Items for sale can be taken to the church on the previous evening, Friday January 27, between 6pm and 7pm, and the sale will take place between 10am and 12 noon.

Goods for sale can be collected where possible by ringing David on 01773 833627.

Improvements have recently taken place at the church to make the building more suitable for use by disabled people, including automatic doors, a ramp, a new speaker system and toilet improvements. There are now plans to improve kitchen facilities at the church.

* The church will be celebrating its 29th anniversary the following weekend, with a Saturday-evening concert by Stonebroom Male Voice Choir on February 4 and special services on Sunday February 5.