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Bindaring Red Cross Clothing Sale


Sat 25 May 2013, 9:00am–3:30pm

Where: Claremont Showground, 1 Graylands Road, Claremont, Western Australia

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: severist

In its 50th year Bindaring Red Cross Clothing sale takes place on Saturday 25th May 2013 at Claremont Showgrounds, Gate 1. Free parking.

Jumble: Ellie Eaton pavilion. Doors open at 9am. Tons of good quality second hand clothing for men, women and children. All items priced under $10.

Boutique: Jim Robinson pavilion, Doors open at 10am, Entry 50cents to celebrate 50 years. Well known brands, designer labels, unsold stock, samples and seconds donated by shops and suppliers. All items under $99.

Auction: 11.30am. This year to celebrate our milestone we have been collecting pieces from well known supporters of the Red Cross such as Her Excellency The Governor General Patron of the Australian Red Cross Quentin Bryce plus Megan Gale, Catherine Martin and Aurelio Costarella.

Pop up stalls of shoes, accessories; handbags, scarves, hats and belts. Unusual pieces of vintage and contemporary jewellery.

Also this year fill a bag with as much as you can for 50c (bag provided).

Cafe: home-made morning and Devonshire teas, light lunches and drinks.

We are also delighted that 720 ABC will be with us this year and will be laying a treasure hunt. Find one of 50 special 720 labels on an item you purchase and instantly win a spot prize. You will then have a chance to win a further prize by listening to Saturday breakfast with James Lush on 720 ABC the following week.

To see some of the clothes as we recieve them and sort them follow us on Twitter - Bindaring.

All proceeds support vital Red Cross services within our community. Red Cross work with those who are vulnerable, sick or suffering.

In 1963, a group of five young wives and mothers started volunteering at their local Red Cross respite centre Lady Lawley Cottage in Cottesloe. The centre provided care for children with profound disabilities. Daily members of this group collected and drove children to and from their home and the centre. Through their contact with the centre, the group realised the Red Cross was short of funds and decided to hold a jumble sale in the garage of one of their members in order to raise a small amount they could then donate on. They sold clothing they did not want or that their children had outgrown. Within two years, the garage on Bindaring Parade in Peppermint Grove was too small for the quantity of jumble they were collecting from friends and family so the sale relocated to Perth Town Hall and became a regular event on the social calendar for many women in Perth. Gradually the quality of donated clothing improved and so an auction was instigated to help achieve higher prices for some of the fabulous outfits. By 1969, they aimed to raise $1000 each year to support Lady Lawley cottage in its work. To date the branch has raised over $1.3 million dollars through the sale of second hand clothes.