Boot load of sales

BDS chief exeuctive Philip Brookes and business development manager Michael Bzdel. (Damjan Janevski) 398330_02

BDS Support Services are urging the community to open their car boots for sale with a new initiative to promote inclusivity.

The first edition of the sale is set for Sunday, May 19 from 8am to 12pm on 241 Camp Road in Broadmeadows.

BDS business development manager Michael Bzdel said anyone can put forward an expression of interest to sell at the event and he encourages the community to get involved.

“Proceeds from hire for stall holders will go back into costs associated with running the event and improving facilities at BDS Support Services as we are a not for profit organisation,” he said.

“We are keen to invite the community onto our grounds and increase awareness of what we do and promote inclusivity.

“We hope to bridge gaps between the broader community and people with disabilities. We want to provide opportunities that enable everyone to participate together rather than delivering services in a segregated manner.”

He said they are looking to utilise the big open space they have, and hosting it at their location on Camp Road makes it extremely visible and attractive for passers-by.

“We are catering for 50 stallholders and anticipate that a few hundred people would attend over the duration of each car boot sale,” Mr Bzdel continued.

BDS Support Services is a non for profit organisation that seeks to support people with disabilities of all ages.

They work with the NDIS to provide care and respite to families.

Gerald Lynch