Follow the Garage Sale Trail to Wollondilly and grab a bargain

BARGAIN HUNT: Belimbla Park couple Kris and Letitia Rawnsley will offer plenty of random items as part of next weekend's Garage Sale Trail. Picture: Simon Bennett
BARGAIN HUNT: Belimbla Park couple Kris and Letitia Rawnsley will offer plenty of random items as part of next weekend's Garage Sale Trail. Picture: Simon Bennett

Avid shoppers can head to Wollondilly and grab a bargain or two next weekend.

The nationwide Garage Sale Trail will be held on October 20 and 21 in a bid to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and allow residents to snap up a cheap purchase.

Four families in Douglas Park, Thirlmere, The Oaks and Belimbla Park will open garage doors to support this year’s trail.

Belimbla Park couple Letitia and Kris Rawnsley will participate in their first Garage Sale Trail and will have a range of items to sell next weekend.

“We have a bunch of household ornaments, clothes, baby items and furniture on offer,” Ms Rawnsley said. 

“The sale is a good way to meet new people and allows us to declutter our house.”

The Rawnsleys have chosen to raise funds for charity group, Charlie Teo Foundation.

Well-known neurosurgeon Professor Charlie Teo AM founded the organisation to raise funds for brain cancer research.

Ms Rawnsley said the couple chose to support the foundation because her sister-in-law Janine Maldin, of Camden, had brain cancer.

“Janine has battled brain cancer for six years and Charlie Teo is her doctor,” she said.

“It’s Janine’s fifth bout with cancer and she is beating all odds to survive.”

Douglas Park resident Narelle Stoker is also participating in her first Garage Sale Trail.

Ms Stoker said her sale would be held in the family’s shed because their range of items on offer was “too big for a garage”.

“We have everything to offer, from garden tools through to ornaments, furniture and electrical goods,” she said.

“We are downsizing our house so everything has to go.”

Ms Stoker invited all Macarthur residents to check out next weekend’s sale trail.

“My friends took part in the Garage Sale Trail a few years ago and had some success,” she said.

“Wollondilly can be a hard area to engage people so hopefully this event will help engage the community.”

Local community groups The Wollondilly Presbyterian Church and Bargo’s Wirrimbirra Sanctuary are also taking part in the initiative.

The Garage Sale Trail is supported by councils across Australia, including Wollondilly Council.

For more details and to view the map’s trail, visit the Garage Sale Trail website.

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