Jempsons provide boot sale boost for good causes


Jempsons superstore at Peasmarsh has helped raise more than £1,000 for local charities and good causes by hosting a series of bank holiday boot sales.

This year’s car boots 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 where donated to Rye Bonfire Society, Rye and District Community Transport, Day Centre and Activities and the Rother Responders.

Jempsons also operate a Trust for local causes.

The first Boot fair was held in April and they continued every Bank Holiday Monday until the end of August.

Stephen Jempson said: “Our annual Boot Fairs are a well-established event in the Jempson’s calendar, we look forward to welcoming even more traders and bargain hunters to next year’s Bank Holiday events.”

Andrew Jempson added: “We take great pleasure in offering our services for the benefit of local good causes and the community over-all.

“These events are well organised and we hope that they will be even bigger and better when they return next year.”

Pat Hughes from Rye and 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.”