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Abandoned Glastonbury tents to go on sale for bargain prices at Hayle Rugby Club this month – Cornwall Live

Camping season is upon us and it can be a pretty pricey hobby – but at the end of the month Cornish campers will be able to bag themselves a bargain, all for a worthy cause.

Each year Cornwall Fire and Rescue service travel to Glastonbury after the festival closes to help with the mass clean-up mission. While there they salvage any abandoned and sale-able tents, bring them home to the best side of the Tamar and sell them on for charity.

This year’s reclaimed festival tent and camping equipment sale will be held at Hayle Rugby club on Saturday July 29 from 10am until 1pm.

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“This fantastic fundraising event is supported by firefighters at Tolvaddon Community Fire Station and local businesses,” said event organisers on Facebook.

“Like the Facebook page to get updates on what will be up for sale – Reclaimed Tent and Camping Equipment Sale.

“Further details will be updated to this event shortly.”

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Firefighters, including those from Penzance Community Fire Station’s Orange Watch, have been busy cleaning the reclaimed tents that were abandoned at this year’s Glastonbury festival.

These tents and many other pieces of camping equipment will go on sale at the end of the month. Everyone is welcome on the day, but people are advised to get there early to pick up a bargain and contribute to the worthy cause.

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In previous years around a hundred tents have been sold in just 45 minutes, raising thousands of pounds.

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