RTÉ’s ‘Give or Take Club’ with finance guru Eddie Hobbs will have its Ballyjamesduff participants scrambling in their attics, digging in their dens and giving the public their perfect sales pitch when the show sees them take stock of their situation at the Belturbet Car Boot Sale this weekend.
The south-east Cavan town and 33 of its households are to feature in the ‘Give or Take’ Club which works on the premise of give a wish, or take a wish. Every one of the families taking part has already made a ‘Wish List’, writing down and submitted things they want or need, big or small; whether it be a holiday; a better car; a personal makeover or a garden revamp; or even simply one night out a week.
Taking part they have listed their assets: goods; time; money; skills and the show hopes then to realise some, but not all, of their list. But they won’t get it without a little sacrifice, selfless action, innovation and good old fashioned horse-trading.
As part of the show, star of ‘Rip Off Republic’ and ‘Show Me The Money’ Eddie Hobbs will also do his best, using all his financial know-how, not to mention negotiating skills to help the club uncover their hidden assets, resources and skills too bolster the chances of achieving as much of the list as possible.
Filming has already begun and Eddie’s first challenge to the local club is to have them sell some of their items at the Belturbet Car Boot Sale which takes place on the last Sunday of the month, September 29.
Located in the beautifully restored Belturbet Railway Station and beginning early at 9am, the group will set up stalls and sell big and small quality items, with Eddie of course keeping a close eye to ensure all items are sold and fetch a fair price.
Eddie told The Anglo-Celt he was delighted the programme would be coming to Cavan, adding that: “We have a lot of challenges to tackle but it is going to be a lot of fun, too,” he said.
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