Below is an interview I conducted with Andy Wilcox, a stalwart fundraiser for Macmillan.
Why did you decide to start doing car boot sales?
I started it as a thank you to Macmillan's cancer support after my wife was fighting the disease and I do enjoy doing the sales.
Where do the boots take place?
They take place at Brightwells in Leominster.
How often do you do them?
Weather permitting, twice a month usually.
Do the Boots take place all year round?
No they run from March till December.
What are you best selling lines?
I don't really have best lines, dvds and clothes go quite well.
How much on average do you make each time?
Good one. I have taken as low as £37 and the best I made was £145. It does all depend on the day and the items I take, but it must average about £70.
Have you made new friends along the way?
I have met some wonderful people, some tell me about their cancer troubles and fight against it, but every time I am there I always have them come up to me, even if its just to say hello, which is nice.
What is the most satisfying aspect would you say?
Just knowing the amount I raise will go and help others with cancer." Do you know that they can get a grant from Macmillan's of £157 to help with travel to hospital for treatment?", so every penny helps.
Do you have a final target?
When I started I thought of a figure of £1000 would be realistic, but I soon passed that. At the moment I have raised about £2500 which is good going for a one man band, but I could not have achieved that without the real stars of the show, who are the people that donate their items to me. Its a great big thank you to them!
Thank you to Andy Wilcox and well done!
To find out more visit Mcmillan at their website m.millan.org.uk