Popular mart will take place at Warwick Academy next month. *File photo
Popular mart will take place at Warwick Academy next month. *File photo

FRIDAY, JAN. 25: Bargain hunters will be glad to know that Warwick Academy is gearing up for its popular annual clothing and goods mart.

And for those of you who have stuff piling up in your house that never gets used, you can trade them in for cash.

This market has been a Warwick Academy tradition since Lady Sharpe and Pam Kempe began it 57 years ago.

Coordinator Lynne Fisher, who has volunteered her time for at least most of those years, said: “Once a year everyone has a chance to clear out closets and make some extra cash.

“We accept clean clothing in excellent condition. As I always say, bring them in just as you would like to buy them. 

“Perhaps ‘gently used’ is the right term. 

“Small appliances in good working order, kitchen equipment, toys, games, linens, silver, china, painting, bikes can also be consigned and baby equipment is always popular.

“Brand new shoes can be consigned and other shoes will be priced at the discretion of the committee.


“Books, tapes, DVDs, bags, hats and belts, are donated.You never know what treasures you may find as some lucky buyers in past years have even found antiques.”

The sale is open to the public on Wednesday, February 13 from 11am to 5pm and will run for the rest of that week from 12 noon until 5pm.

On Saturday, February 16 there will be a half-price sale from 12 noon until 5pm.

Sunday, February 17 from 3pm -5pm will see the hugely popular $5 a bag sale when virtually everything disappears.

Volunteers are urgently required and greatly welcomed. 

Help is needed almost every day during the short period starting from the consignment receiving days on Saturday, February 9 and Sunday, February 10 through until the end of the bag sale on February 17.

For more information contact Lynne Fisher at 238 0434.