A couple are now expecting twins after they raised £3,000 towards IVF treatment – by doing CAR BOOT sales.
Factory workers Kirsty and Kyle Morgan were devastated when they were unable to conceive after three years of trying.
When their only round of NHS-funded IVF failed and they were forced to raise funds themselves, the Morgans, of Hereford, Worcestershire, took to the car boot circuit in their Renault Megane.
And after taking part in 75 car boot sales across the city in just six months the full-time workers managed to raise enough for a second round of treatment – and are now delightedly expecting their first children.
Kirsty, 27, said: “We went to car boots every weekend, sometimes we did two or three in a weekend.
“At car boot sales items sell for tiny amounts so we knew it would take a long time.
“It’s been a lot of hard work. Doing the car boot sales felt like we were earning it.”
After their first sale in February, strangers listened to their appeal on Facebook and started to donate items for them to sell.
The couple, who have been married for four years, travelled to Athens, Greece, on September 15 for the treatment and got the good news seven days later.
The treatment cost #5,500 in total and they made up the difference from savings and other donations.
Doctors told Kyle, 32, that he was unlikely to be able to father a child naturally but the IVF treatment used his sperm so the child will be biologically his.
After the twins are born they hope to continue the sales, but this time raise money for another couple.
Kirsty said: “We will be working to help another couple. Over the winter we will do jumble sales and then we’ll do car boots when they restart in the spring.
“We want to fundraise for them too as there’s nothing out there for people with infertility problems.”