This enormous auditorium (wheelchair and pusher friendly), with undercover veranda and large grassed area is perfect for an easy browse or serious scrounge, a snack from the cafe, sausage sizzle or cappuccino from the gourmet coffee machine. Free parking and toilets ensures a convenient, fun, hassle-free day.
Treat yourself to a comforting hot drink from the gourmet coffee machine, kindly donated by Nino Sapienza from Direct Coffee Supplies, situated outside right next to the sausage sizzle.
If it is there, you will find it
What better way to spend a winter's day, than a resolute scrounge in the hope of finding something, anything, the fun is in the hunt. With just 3 hours to source a bargain, a successful scrounger has their nose to the ground and eyes focused on the on the prize (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, are there for the finding.
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.
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 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.
An added bonus is the last day of Book Bazaar's extensive half price of everything book sale (just across the lawn). This is worth checking out, I guarantee you will return another day for a longer browse.
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.
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. 'Giant Anteater (myrmecophaga Triductyla) image courtesy of by Phil Bird' at FreeDigitalPhotos.net. Artwork and image manipulation: by John F.