The fund raising carnival at the Assisi Hospice Charity Fun Day 2013 is in full swing now with lots and lots of food, drinks, games and several flea market-type stalls with great bargains!
This is the sixth year “Adrian Loo and friends” have set up a second hand sales stall to work tirelessly along side other volunteers, to sell items to raise funds for the Assisi Hospice.
A few of us were exhausted and wanted to rest this year, but Adrian found the strength when the hospice sounded the call. So our stall is alive today and making a contribution! Good job Adrian!
Adrian Loo already made a sucker buy today – we buy from our own stall at higher prices than the public so its good!
We aren’t professionals so our items are in pretty good condition and were sourced from friends who used the opportunity to de-clutter impulse buys. We have even acquired a reputation amongst some professional flea-market bargain hunters!
We aren’t always fussy about prices – I remember Ivan Chew selling a young couple an entire encyclopaedia set while they had thought they were bargaining for the price of one book. He said he realised their need was great. They were surprised and happy (I still remember the look of wonder), we were glad the books would be used and we added a little of the kitty in the process!
Airani usually initiates fire sales to start selling items for lower prices because we don’t have space to store the stuff for next year. Only at a fair like this will we have a large enough crowd to sell our goods.
Adrian says the loot collected for resale for Assisi Hospice was significant this year, because new people ransacked their houses to release decent items for sale today.
An important secret weapon acquired since 2011 is aunty-killer Kok Min Yee who ensures we raise decent prices for the good quality bags, clothes and shoes we always have to sell (2013 quote: “Bags are like kryptonite to women”). A fussy shopper himself, he isn’t going to part with good items for lame prices!
Aunty Killer Kok Min set up shop early today – lots of good stuff to sell
and a great need to wrangle money for charity!
It isn’t all sales, we wander off every now and then to spend out fun fair tickets at various stall which sell some wonderful food! So go down, have lunch, spend recklessly and help the Assisi Hospice keep running providing compassionate care to those in need,.
I am away in South Korea this year for a marine debris workshop, so am glad kakis are going down to help out at the stall or just to makan and be part of the wonderful atmosphere of caring people having fun together.
All the best to friends managing the stall and and providing support this year – Adrian Loo, Ivan Chew, Kenneth Pinto, Kevin Lim, Kok Oi Yee, Lim Cheng Puay, Lim Chen Kee, Ng Kai Scene, Yew Chee Chien, Pauline Yew & family, Jennifer Kee, Amy Choong.
Thank to Adrian, Kenneth and Kevin for the photos I used in this post.
Postscript – Adrian makes a sale over LINE!