A charity helping those most affected by poverty has received nearly £140 following the sale of donated toys.
Hundreds of people took part in the Accrington Lions toy appeal at Christmas to help less well off families during the festive period.
A surplus of toys were left over following the appeal which were then sold on a stall at Accrington Market Hall to raise funds for Maundy Relief.
Volunteers from homes provider Calico manned the stall raising £137 and have now presented a cheque to Maundy Relief representatives.
Christine Ballantine, support worker at Calico, said it was a ‘fantastic amount’ and thanked shoppers and residents for their generosity.
Lucy Hardwick, Maundy Relief manager, said: “We are completely delighted with everyone’s generosity and want to thank
them all very much.”
Caz Morton, president of Accrington Lions, said the money is going to a good cause.
She said: “Because we don’t always know how many people are going to turn up and collect them it does leave us with spares.
“At least they have gone on to do some other good.
“In the past we have left them at the Blind Society shop for them to sell, saved them for next year or given them away as prizes later on in the year.
“In most walks of life people are being less generous because of the current economy but they are giving away things like toys that they already have but no don’t want.”