Oswestry charity, Qube and Oswestry Town Council have reported a successful morning at the annual Oswestry Charity Market last week, despite the terrible weather. Organisations were able to raise funds and recruit new volunteers at the annual event which is co-hosted with Oswestry Town Council.
Qube’s Volunteer Officer, Kim Thompson-Lawrence said; “It’s been a brilliant morning up on the Market Square and a heroic effort on behalf of the organisations. Around 25 charities turned up to man the stalls, even though terrible rain was forecast. We were able to welcome along some new groups like Oswestry and Borders Extinction Rebellion and Lingen Davies Cancer Fund and see more familiar faces, like the Alzheimers Society and Hearing Dogs for the Deaf.”
The Oswestry Charity Market is partly funded through the Building Better Opportunities (BBO) programme, a £3million funded project supporting communities across Shropshire. Funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through The National Lottery Community Fund.
Building Better Opportunities is investing in local projects across England, tackling the root causes of unemployment, promoting social inclusion and driving local jobs and growth.
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