Events, Fundraising, Volunteering

Fundraising event help needed

We are looking for people to help at two of our fundraising car boot sales events each per year. Nothing more.

The Car Boot Sales are held on the third Sunday of every month and all the staff at the events are volunteers. This means every penny generated goes back to the Centre, aside from advertising costs such as printing flyers. We are currently raising funds to make improvements to the Centre, reinstate the kitchen facilities and run events to meet the needs of the local community.

At each car boot sale, we have received fantastic positive feedback from the local community and it’s clear people want it to keep going. But we can only continue to run them long term if we find a few lovely people willing to provide some practical support. We know Sunday mornings aren’t everyone’s cup of tea so we are only asking for two days a year of your time from each volunteer.

Please drop us a line using the form below if you can help. We would love to hear from you.

Beaufort Community Centre's next car boot sale is on September 17th 2017.
Events, Fundraising

Autumn Car Boot Sale

Start the new school year with a clear out at the first of our autumn car boot sales.

8am to 12 noonBuyersfrom 9am

Toys and children’s goods were hot sellers at the summer sale but, in September, organised people will already be thinking about Christmas so bring along any unwanted gifts, kitchenware, jewellery, books, clothes, etc. and start making space in your cupboards. Unfortunately, sellers cannot bring electrical items unless they hold a valid PAT test and anyone wishing to sell food will need a valid Food Hygiene Certificate.

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Events, Fundraising

Toys, collectibles, clothes and more

Have a summer clear out and book a pitch at the Beaufort Centre Car Boot Sale on Sunday 16th July. Sellers from 8am, buyers from 9am.

What’s on offer?

The last Car Boot Sale saw a wide range of sellers offering toys including bikes, dressing up clothes and toys for all ages, collectibles, clothes (both handmade and second-hand), kitchenware, books, jewellery and more. We already have a large number of advance bookings so there will be plenty of rummaging opportunities.

Community Cafe

You can also enjoy refreshments on the rear veranda at our on-site Community Cafe selling ice creams and lollies, cold drinks, teas, coffees and snacks.

Chance for a discount

Keep an eye out for one of our leaflets through your door offering coupons with discount advance booking and free admission for buyers.*

Support your community

Did you know the Beaufort Community Association who run the Community Centre are a registered charity? The Car Boot Sale has been set up by them to generate much-needed funds to help improve the Community Centre for the benefit of Southbourne residents. They hope to re-establish the community kitchen, start a youth club, and repair the Centre among other things. But none of this can happen without your support at events like this.

We hope to see you there x

* Leaflets distributed by volunteers. Not all areas can be covered. Alternatively, visit the Centre on Beaufort Road and pick up a leaflet to receive a coupon. 50p entry donation for adults only. Children under 18 are not asked for a donation.



Beaufort Community Centre's June car boot sale on a sunny Father's Day.
Events, Fundraising

Book now for 16th July

Beaufort Community Centre is excited to announce the next of our monthly car boot sales. With growth of over 100% from June, the fundraising event is growing into a lovely regular addition to the Community Centre. But we want it to be even bigger by making it a regular part of your car boot sale calendar. So grab your diary and block out Sunday 16th July. Even better, book and pay for your pitch in advance to receive £1 discount for your car or van! (Usual price £6 cars, £10 vans)

car boot sale 1

All the details

With a sociable start time of 8am for sellers and 9am for buyers there’s no need to get up at the crack of dawn. We are right in the heart of Southbourne next to the Stourfield schools on Beaufort Road so it’s only a few minutes drive for anybody in the neighbourhood.

Beaufort Community Car Boot Sale uses the huge car park behind the Beaufort Community Centre and with hard standing there’s no risk of muddy feet if it is wet. In fact,from the autumn we will also offer indoor pitches in our lovely hall. Match that up with a hot chocolate and that’s a great Sunday morning when the weather turns.

During the heatwave of the summer our Community Cafe are offering chilled soft drinks and ice lollies from as little as 20p alongside tea, coffee and snacks. Tables and chairs on the rear terrace also mean you can escape the sun while you enjoy your refreshments.

car boot sale 2
Father’s Day car boot sale


Repeat sellers who provide their email addresses will receive a 50% discount coupon for their next booking via our follow-up email system. You could have a pitch for as little as £3!


Events, Fundraising

Last chance for an advance booking discount

We are looking forward to seeing lots of you at our Fathers Day car boot sale tomorrow (18th). The weather looks like it will be glorious (famous last words) and we have lots of pre-booked cars.

Come along and join in the fun by selling your unwanted goods (no electricals please), then enjoy a rummage through the other stalls and enjoy some refreshments in our pop up cafe on the rear terrace.

Gates open for sellers at 8am and buyers at 9am.

Today is the last chance to get your £1 advance booking discount so pop down to the Centre before reception closes.