October Exmouth garden wall sale to raise funds for guardians of the coast

Books, jigsaws, plants, cakes and even Christmas stocking fillers will be for sale from a garden wall in Exmouth on Saturday, October 31.

The charity sale is in aid of Exmouth National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) organised by supporter Mary Hazlewood.

Mary raised almost £100 for the charity during the March coronavirus lockdown, holding ‘on-wall swapping’ from her front garden, where she encouraged the borrowing and exchanging of books and jigsaws.

She is inviting all to her latest fundraiser, on Saturday, October 31, at Phillipps Avenue, in Exmouth, EX8 3JE.

Mary said: “During lockdown back in March, I began what I called on-wall swapping across my front garden wall, from which people borrowed and swapped jigsaws and books.

“Many generous people offered donations in the honesty box and I managed to raise nearly £100 for Exmouth National Coastwatch Institution.

“Given the current difficulty in raising funds, I am going to run a garden sale on the same wall, offering books, jigsaws, plants, cakes and even Christmas stocking fillers.”

She added: “I thank those who so generously gave earlier in the year – and invite them to come along on Saturday 31st October, to Phillipps Avenue, and browse again.”

Exmouth NCI was founded in 1998 and is part of the region’s coordinated search-and-rescue capability.

The Exmouth station, in Queen’s Drive, is the fourth busiest in the UK, and has 70 volunteers, coast watching seven days a week.

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