10:25AM, Thursday 03 March 2016
Toys, books and baby clothes flew off the shelves at a table-top sale in Windsor as people dug deep to help support people suffering in Syria.
The fundraiser, held at The Firestation for Arts and Culture in St Leonards Road, was organised by the Common Good Collective.
The group has been raising money for the UK-based charity Syria Relief since September.
Bargain hunters had about 13 stalls of goods to choose from. A selection of tasty treats were also available as part of a cake sale.
Lauren Hall, a trustee for the Common Good Collective, said: “The community has really got behind this.
“We see the images of innocent children being washed up on the beach and that has really pulled on a lot of heart strings.”
The table top sale generated £730 for Syria Relief, meaning the group has now raised more than £20,000 for suffering Syrians since it began fundraising six months ago.
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