This vast wheel chair and pusher friendly auditorium, complimented by a shady undercover veranda and cool grassed area, sets the scene for a relaxed browse or dedicated scrounge, a snack from the cafe, sausage sizzle or cappuccino from the gourmet coffee machine. Free parking and ample toilets ensures a convenient, fun, hassle-free day.
Situated outside and sheltered by the undercover area, the ever-popular sausage sizzle, complimented by delicious hot drinks from the gourmet coffee machine, kindly donated by Nino Sapienza from Direct Coffee Supplies.
What better way to search for that early present, than a resolute scrounge anticipating finding that perfect gift, conversely the fun can be in the hunt. With only three hours, I suggest a quick scout of the venue on arrival, then head for the area that grabs your interest, and work your way around the tables. There is such a wide variety of goods and so much to see in this large auditorium and associated areas, I defy you to see everything, I know that I didn't.
Time goes quickly when there is so much to see. Secondhand and NEW clothes, shoes, handbags and coats in various styles and sizes, children's toys, office furniture and everything in between, is there for the finding.
Grab a great bargain while helping people with a pack of these unique recycled cotton towels. Rescued from being sent to landfill after a single use drying a surgeon's hands (after sterilisation), these high-quality cotton towels have excellent absorbance.
A selection of early Christmas gifts and toys will be displayed on especially selected tables. The extensive variety of goods available increases the opportunity of sourcing the gift you want.
I suspect you will not 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.
Help is near
Around 65 volunteers are available to assist 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 150 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.
Across the grassed area, Book Bazaar opens especially, with a massive display of quality used books. I guarantee you will need to return for a long browse during business hours to appreciate this unique bookshop.
Opportunity Knocks retro and pre-loved clothing store is open with a great selection of good quality furniture (maybe an antique or two), white goods, household items, toys and bric-a-brac at bargain prices.
Free parking and public toilets
Come prepared with an empty boot and take advantage of the convenient FREE PARKING and public toilets; with only three hours to load your bargains, every moment counts.
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, then follow the signs to a perfect parking spot.
Para-Quad Industries is a division of the Spine & Limb Foundation and proceeds assist-disabled persons.
All photos and Logos used with permission of the Spine and Limb Foundation Inc. 'Making A Payment From Wallet' image, by Stuart Miles courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net. Artwork and image manipulation by John F.