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