Bedale car boot raises thousands for local groups

A POPULAR car boot sale which has raised thousands of pounds for charities and local community groups is set to start again on March 12.

The Bedale car boot sale has been held on Saturday’s from March to October for many years on the town’s park attracting visitors from all over North Yorkshire and the North East.

But over the past two years it has been hit by repeated issues because of the lockdowns and restrictions, with none held in 2020, and sales only held in later months last year.

It’s run through Bedale Town Council which invites local charities and community groups to help operate individual events, collecting for their organizations at the sales.

A draw has been held to decide which groups should be the beneficiaries on different dates, which has been published by the council and they’re now looking forward to starting the sales.

Mayor Councilor Andrew Hallett said: “We are looking forward to being able to run a full year’s car boot sales, with lots of sellers and buyers and 30 local organizations raising money for good causes. With a funfair, music festival, several concerts from our bandstand, and events celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we are looking forward to Bedale Park being back at the center of our community in 2022.”

The organizing groups will be as follows:

March 12: Bedale Sharks Water Polo

March 19: Bedale and District Methodist Church

March 26: Bedale Badminton Club

April 2: Withit WI

April 9: Hambleton Athletics and Running Club

April 16: Bedale Station Group

April 23: Well With Snape PCC

April 30: Bedale C of E Primary School Friends Support Group

May 7: No Sale – Funfair weekend

May 14: Bedale Hall CIO

May 21: Bedale Community Library

May 28: Bedale Belles WI

June 4: Bedale Community Bonfire & Fireworks

June 11: Bedale Band

June 18: Bedale Football Club

June 25: Aiskew Under Fives Preschool

July 2: Bedale Bowling Club

July 9: Royal Air Forces Association Bedale & RAF Leeming Branch

July 16: Bedale Twinning Association

July 23: Dales Centre

July 30: Bedale and Aiskew Runners

August 6: Dales Croquet Club

August 13: Bedale Riverside Club

August 20: Friends of Aiskew and Leeming Bar Primary School

August 27: No Sale – Music Festival

September 3: Bedale Squash and Racketball Club

September 10: St Gregory’s Church

September 17: Bedale Scouts and Guides

September 24: Bedale Cricket Club

October 1: Hambleton and District Foster Carers Association

October 8: Bedale Tennis Club

October 15: Bedale Junior Football Club

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