Thrifty Kirsty and Kyle Morgan raised £3,000 in just six months to pay for IVF by doing a whopping 75 car boot sales. The factory workers from Hereford tried for a baby for three years with no luck.
They were then offered one round of IVF on the NHS – but this too was unsuccessful.
Doctors told Kyle, 32, that he was unlikely to father a child naturally. Determined to conceive the couple knew they’d need to raise £3,000 for a second round of treatment – and are now expecting twins.
“We went to car boots every weekend, sometimes we did two or three in a weekend,” Kirsty, 27, said. “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 boot sale in February, they made an appeal on Facebook for more items to sell and soon donations were flooding in. The treatment cost £5,000 in total and they made up the £2,000 difference from savings and other donations.
The couple, who have been married for four years, travelled to Athens, Greece, on 15 September for the treatment – and discovered Kirsty was pregnant just seven days later.
After the twins are born they hope to do more car boot sales – and use the money to help fund another couple.
“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,” Kirsty said.
“We want to fundraise for them too as there’s nothing out there for people with infertility problems.”
Photos: Facebook / Kyle Morgan