Lending a hand for charity

Witney Gazette: Jill May with some of the prizes Buy this photo Jill May with some of the prizes

VOLUNTEERS raised money to support people with mental health problems by packing bags and collecting donations.

On Saturday a small group of fundraisers from Oxfordshire Mind lent a hand to shoppers in a Co-op in High Street, Witney. Between them the three volunteers collected donations and held a raffle inside the store to raise money.

Organiser Jill May, 50, from Witney, said: “Community spirit is really alive and thriving in Witney, everybody was fantastic. We had a great day.”

The five volunteers of all ages from across the county raised more than £100 in donations, including £50 raised in the teddy bear tombola.

To find out more about Mind, call 01865 247 788 between 9.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, or visit oxmindguide.org.uk

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