Jempson’s boot fair is a bumper ride

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Jempson's greeter Nick Double with Dave Pellen (Rye Day Centre), Pat Hughes and Carl Fraser (Rother Responders)

Jempson’s Peasmarsh Superstore has played host to a number of bank holiday Charity Boot Fairs, with this year’s once again proving very popular and raising a significant amount of money for local good causes. Last Monday’s car boot fair attracted hundreds of sellers and enthusiastic bargain hunters with an impressive total of £1,327 being raised.

All the money from the sales of pitches, and collections on the day, were donated to Rye’s Bonfire Society, Rye & District Community Transport, Rye Day Centre and the Rother Responders. The first boot fair was held in April and they have continued on every bank holiday Monday through to the end of August.

Stephen Jempson said: “Our annual boot fairs are a well-established event in the Jempson’s calendar, and we look forward to welcoming even more traders and bargain hunters to next year’s bank holiday events” and Andrew Jempson added : “We take great pleasure in offering our services for the benefit of local good causes and the community overall, and these events are well organised and we hope that they will be even bigger and better when they return.”

Pat Hughes from Rye & District Community Transport said :”Not only are we incredibly grateful for the hospitality and donations, but we also have a lot of fun and see lots of old friends and familiar faces”.

Dominic Plomer-Roberts is a spokesman for Jempson’s