Centre updates, Events, Fundraising


Unfortunately, the decision has been made to close down the running of the Car Boot Sales with immediate effect.

There are many factors involved in this decision including a lot of valuable feedback, available resources and future plans for the Centre.

We would like to thank everyone who supported us and helped it grow and develop (Sellers, Buyers and Volunteers).  We’ve had a lot of fun getting to know all of you over the last few months and hope that you will continue to support the centre as it moves forward with its development and future events in the pipeline.

The Live 45s providing a great soundtrack to the first Tea and Tunes event at the Beaufort Centre.
Centre updates, Events, Fundraising, Uncategorized, Volunteering

Tea & Tunes Review

The Tea & Tunes event last weekend (26th August 2017) was the first of it’s type and if the feedback is anything to go by, it won’t be the last with comments like:

This was a lovely trip down memory lane!

Will this be a regular event?

A selection of 40’s, 50’s and 60’s Music was provided free of charge by The Live 45’s and was very well received.  There was a lot of singing along and there was even dancing in the aisles!

A wonderful selection of cakes and biscuits were provided free of charge by our local Co-op on Cranleigh Road as part of their community fund.

Thank you Cranleigh Road Coop for the delicious donations for Tea and Tunes at the Beaufort Centre.
Thank you Cranleigh Road Coop for the delicious donations for Tea and Tunes at the Beaufort Centre.

A massive thank you to all those that donated time, food, music and manpower to make it happen and to all those who attended, making it such an enjoyable afternoon.

A total of £50 in donations was raised which will continue to help
the centre moving forward.

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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.