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Bazaar rescue helps ensure Lanarkshire not-for-profit organisations can help Santa with toy appeal

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Two not-for-profit community groups in Wishaw set up to help hard-pressed families will be raising funds for their festive toy appeal by selling their wares at a church’s Christmas Bazaar.By selling new, pre-loved, and nearly new clothing at discount prices from a container in the town, Charity@Home raise money to buy food vouchers for families.

And Resourceful Community Volunteers sell items donated to them with the profit again going to help families to make ends meet.Charity@Home was started up two years ago by mum-of-four Angie Cheney with the help of family and friends.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android They’ve again linked with Resourceful Community Volunteers, which was launched over seven years ago by fellow-Wishaw woman Catherine Craig, to raise money for their Christmas Toy Appeal and help make the day a happier time for children living in the community.The two got together at Christmas last year and helped ensure more than 100 children received presents and had a special time with their families.This year with even more families struggling due to the cost of living crisis they are launching a toy appeal to ensure children get a toy from Santa.The two organisations had hoped to hold their own joint two-day fundraising event in the town but had problems with the intended venue.St Ignatius’

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