Bargain Box

    

The Bargain Box is a 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. The groups currently using the Bargain Box include;

(scroll down further for current rota)

  • Aak Club
  • Ambulance
  • Church of Scotland Youth Group
  • Friends of Kalisgarth Care Centre
  • Friends of the Westray Playpark
  • Höfn Youth
  • Links of Noltland Steering Group
  • Westray Community Association
  • Westray Community Cinema
  • Westray Drama Club
  • Westray Football Club
  • Westray Golf Course
  • Westray Heritage Centre
  • Westray Netball Club
  • 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.

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

Date (2019) Group
Wednesday 20th & Saturday 23rd February Sailing Club
Wednesday 27th February & Saturday 2nd March Netball Club
Wednesday 6th  & Saturday 9th March Links of Noltland
Wednesday 13th & Saturday 16th March Westray Heritage Centre
Wednesday 20th & Saturday 23rd March Church of Scotland Youth Group
Wednesday 27th & Saturday 30th March Friends of Kalisgarth
Wednesday 3rd & Saturday 6th April Drama Club
Wednesday 10th & Saturday 13th April Hofn
Wednesday 17th & Saturday 20th April Golf Club
Wednesday 24th & Saturday 27th April Go Westray
Wednesday 1st & Saturday 4th May Westray Community Cinema
Wednesday 8th & Saturday 11th May Westray Nursery
Wednesday 15th & Saturday 18th May Westray Community Association
Wednesday 22nd & Saturday 25th May Tourist Association
Wednesday 29th May & Saturday 1st June Parent Council
Wednesday 5th & Saturday 8th June Playgroup
Wednesday 12th & Saturday 15th June Aak Club
Wednesday 19th & Saturday 22nd June Playpark
Wednesday 26th & Saturday 29th June Youth Club

The name “Bargain Box” was chosen by the local school as the winning 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.