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Car Boot Sales Boost Funds For Good Causes


8:08am 4th October 2013

Money made by the District Council from car boot sales in Dorchester's Market Car Park, has been given to local good causes.

More than £30,000 has been dished out to pre-schools, sports clubs and a women's refuge.

West Dorset District Council collects money from people selling at the weekly car boots and puts the money in a charity pot to help local groups.

Community groups that won funding will receive certificates, handed out by Gillian Summers, Chairman of West Dorset District Council and Stella Jones, Mayor of Dorchester, at a special ceremony on 4 October at Dorchester Town Hall hosted by Councillor Mary Penfold, Chairman of the Dorchester Markets Joint Committee.

Councillor Summers said: "I am very pleased to be able to hand over money to so many good causes. These grants will help local groups continue the excellent work they do for our community.

"I would also like to thank the traders and sellers who help make the Dorchester car boot sales a success, as without them we wouldn't be able to give out these much-needed grants."

Community groups in the Dorchester area were invited to apply for the funds earlier this year. A panel of town and district councillors awarded the grants from the applications received.

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