The Bargain Box is a community fundraising shop which opened its doors in July 2017. The shop is shared among various Westray-based groups, rent-free, who use the shop as a means of fundraising through the sale of second-hand items donated by the community as well as regular bake sales and raffles. In it’s first year the Bargain Box raised just short of £19,000 for the community.
The groups currently using the Bargain Box include;
(scroll down further for current rota)
- Aak Club
- Community Archaeology Westray
- Church of Scotland Youth Group
- Friends of Kalisgarth Care Centre
- Friends of the Westray Playpark
- Friends of Westray Surgery
- Go Westray
- Höfn Youth
- Seniour Citizens Dinner Group
- Westray Community Association
- Westray Community Cinema
- Westray Drama Club
- Westray Football Club
- Westray Golf Club
- Westray Heritage Centre
- Westray Netball Club
- Westray Nursery
- Westray Playgroup
- Westray Sailing Club
- Westray Sports Club
- Westray Tourist Association
- Westray Youth Club
Use of the Bargain Box rotates on a weekly basis and is open on a Wednesday and Saturday 10 am – 4 pm. Donations can be dropped off on Monday evenings.
At the end of each week, 50% of the Bargain Box’s total income goes directly to the group using the shop that week. 45% is then put away in a shared pot which is equally shared between the groups at the end of each rota period. This is to ensure that shopper fluctuations are accounted for so group incomes are more equally balanced. The remaining 5% is put aside by WDT for any repairs that the shop may need.
If you would like to be added to the Bargain Box rota please contact Ann Burgher. Only Westray-based groups which directly benefit Westray are eligible, groups which fundraise for off-island causes or charities are not eligible.
Current Bargain Box Rota
|Wednesday 21st & Saturday 24th August||Church of Scotland Youth Club|
|Wednesday 28th & Saturday 31st August||Senior Citizens Dinner Group|
|Wednesday 4th & Saturday 7th September||Go Westray|
|Wednesday 11th & Saturday 14th September||Westray Community Cinema|
|Wednesday 18th & Saturday 21st September||Westray Community Association|
|Wednesday 25th & Saturday 28th September||Aak Club|
|Wednesday 2nd & Saturday 5th October||Golf Club|
|Wednesday 9th & Saturday 13th October||Hofn Youth|
|Wednesday 16th & 19th October||Westray Tourist Association|
|Wednesay 23rd & Saturday 26th October||Friends of Westray Surgery|
The name “Bargain Box” was chosen by the local school as the name for the fundraising shop. Charlie Rendall was the lucky winner.
The Bargain Box can be found behind the WDT offices and the Höfn on Quarry Road.