Families doing their bit for Burundi at annual Wimbledon sale

Fundraisers managed to make nearly £1,800 from a community car boot sale aimed at raising cash to support vulnerable communities around the world.

The North Wimbledon Christian Aid Group organised its annual event at St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Road, Wimbledon, as part of Christian Aid Week. Car boot sales have been run there by Juliet Boyd for more than 20 years.

Organiser Allen Snowball said: “Every year, during this appeal, people across Britain and Ireland have seven days and so many ways to raise funds to support their global neighbours, in a celebration of hope for a fairer world.

“This community event brings all ages together to enjoy a morning of bargain seeking and sustainable shopping on the beautiful church field of St Mary’s.

“Money raised during Christian Aid Week will help the organisation’s partners help vulnerable communities to find practical and sustainable ways out of poverty.”

This year’s appeal – from May 12-18 – is focussing on work in Burundi, one of the most densely populated and poorest nations in Africa.

Pictured top, from left: Organiser Allen Snowball, Cecily Stewart, 12, Arthur Snoek, Jasper Martin, 12, Teddy Razvi, 13 and Juliet Boyd (Picture: Auriel Glanville)

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