Gumtree gives back

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Throughout September, we hit the road with the Gumtree Roadshow, visiting local markets with the Aussie Pickers along the east coast of Australia to value your unwanted items.

We met a lot of great people on the road and made many new friends. We’re incredibly thankful everyone who welcomed us into their communities and we would like to give something back.

You may remember that the Gumtree Roadshow was decked out with incredible furnishings and decorations sourced second-hand from our site. Many of you visited us on our journey and some of you even asked to buy one or two of the pieces showcased on set … but we always had something special in mind for those pieces, once the tour wrapped up.

Cararra Gumtree Roadshow

… So, we created Gumtree Gives Back, asking you which community spaces needed a bit of a re-vamp and pledged to donate all the furnishings from the Gumtree Roadshow to one lucky recipient. We were overwhelmed with submissions and it was a tough decision, but we finally settled on the Caretakers Cottage Youth Refuge in Bondi, NSW.

Caretakers Cottage will receive all furniture from the Gumtree Roadshow, an extra $1,000 to find additional pieces on Gumtree, as well as interior styling from our very own Paige Noelle – who created the look and feel for the tour.

We are so excited to be working with Caretakers Cottage, who offer safe accommodation and support services for Australian youth at risk, and we hope the re-styling of their space will help to brighten the lives of the staff and residents.

The refurbishments are currently in development and we’re eagerly awaiting their completion so we can share the exciting transformation with you. Watch this space!


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