Charity sale raises £9,500

Alison Iles (centre seated) the branch Chair for Save the Children with all the volunteers at the 'Nearly New Sale'  at the Hugh Ripley Hall in Ripon.
Alison Iles (centre seated) the branch Chair for Save the Children with all the volunteers at the 'Nearly New Sale' at the Hugh Ripley Hall in Ripon.

Organisers of Save the Children’s Nearly New Sale estimate this year’s event will have raised £9,500 once all proceeds have been received.

The event – which attracts shoppers from across the North of England – was held at Hugh Ripley Hall from February 15- 18.

Publicity officer Jill Warwick said: “It’s been another incredible year –it’s a little bit down on last year but in 2011 we did have Princess Anne visit.”

Last year’s event raised more than £10,000 and was its most successful sale in its 35-plus years’ history.