On Saturday the 15th May, Ed a fellow WSJ participant and I woke up at 4 o’clock to raise money at a car boot sale. I sold bric-a-brac on my stall and I managed to raise £50. A family member who had donated lots of their items for sale made £150 which was kindly then donated to me too.
It was great to be able to see my belongings go onto other homes knowing that they are still of value and creating a sustainable future for us all.
At first it was very hard for me to approach people and sell them my stuff but after a while I stepped out of my comfort zone and found out that many people were incredibly friendly and talkative. Once I started talking to people, I sold a lot more and in the next car boot sale I am doing I shall try to be outgoing and upfront because that seems to be the best sales tactic.
I met lots of the public and several people were keen to talk to me about their scouting experience. It was a good day…until it rained! We packed up just in time at 11am and missed the huge downpour.
Maia was a Scout at the 16th Ide Hill Scouts, and since applying for the Jamboree has joined the Beaufighters Explorer Scout Unit in Edenbridge as well as becoming a Young Leader at the 12th Edenbridge.