There is ample space inside and out of this massive auditorium (wheel chair and pusher friendly), perfect for an easy browse, a snack from the cafe, sausage sizzle or cappuccino from the gourmet coffee machine. Add free parking and toilets and you are on a winner before you start.
Treat yourself to a delicious drink from the gourmet coffee machine, kindly donated by Nino Sapienza from Direct Coffee Supplies, situated outside right next to the sausage sizzle.
Keep your eye on the road
Nothing beats a good scrounge in the hope of finding something, anything, the fun is in the hunt. However, you will really need to put your 'foot to the metal' with only 3 hours to fill your boot. Real scroungers know the only way to source a bargain is keep their eye on the road (no distractions from the mobile phone). Secondhand and NEW clothes, shoes, handbags and coats in various styles and sizes, children's toys, office furniture and everything in between, await you.
I doubt you will find a greater range of good quality furniture, kitchenware, bric-a-brac white elephant, board games, collectables, camping gear, sporting goods, DVDs, books, white goods, household items and toys, all priced to sell, so hundreds of bargains to choose from. The goods on display all being donations received either through ParaQuad's network of charity bins situated throughout the Perth Metropolitan area or through their on-site donation point.
Around 65 volunteers are available to help you during the sale with all money raised going to the registered charity, Spine & Limb Foundation of which ParaQuad Industries is a division. ParaQuad Industries is an Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE), their mission being to provide employment and vocational educational opportunities to about 145 people with a broad range of disabilities, both physical and intellectual. Volunteers are welcome to help set up or run the Scroungers sale. Please call (08) 9381 0195 if you would like to help.
Bring a trailer or the 'Ute', (the boot might not be big enough) and take advantage of the convenient FREE PARKING and public toilets; with only three hours to fill the boot or 'Ute', every moment counts.
Banners points the way
Large banners well positioned on Selby Street a week before the event make sure even the Google map reliant driver will make the correct turnoff.
When arriving at 10 Selby Street, turn off into a little (privately owned, by Spine & Limb Foundation) road called Ellis Griffiths Avenue. The ParaQuad building is about 300m along Ellis Griffiths Avenue. This will be easy enough to find for a good scrounger.
All photos and Logos used with permission of the Spine and Limb Foundation Inc
Image of 'Cars Online Means Vehicles Web And Transport', courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Artwork and image manipulation: by John F.