One man’s trash is an animal’s treasure

AFTER the huge success of their first event, the RSPCA is holding a second Car Boot Market this Sunday in West Burleigh.

Money raised at the event will go towards RSPCA’s ongoing fundraising efforts to ensure an Inspector and Animal Ambulance stay on Gold Coast roads.

Local Inspector Sommer Heath-Crilley said it costs the RSPCA approximately $100,000 a year to keep her on the road investigating animal cruelty.


“This includes my vehicle, operational costs, ongoing training, specialist equipment, salary and more. As the RSPCA Gold Coast Branch is self-funded, the Car Boot Market is extremely important for the animals in our care,” she said.

Event organisers say this year’s market will be “bigger and better” with all sites already booked out.

There will be a ranged of quality new and used goods for sale, from clothing, bric-a-brac, furniture and vintage goods through to novelty portable gardens, sporting goods and handmade crafts.

In addition to the stallholders, there will be an organic, free-range BBQ breakfast, fresh coffee and homemade lemonade as well as live local music. There will also be raffles and special guest appearances by animals currently available for adoption.

The RSPCA’s Car Boot Market in on Sunday 2nd March at 18 Township Dr, West Burleigh from 7am to 11am. It’s free to browse and enjoy the morning.