GOOD causes have set out their stalls to promote their activities and raise funds.

A host of charities and community groups gathered at Bailey Head at the bi-annual charity market organised by Qube and Oswestry Town Council.

Kim Thompson Lawrence, volunteering officer at Qube, said 24 organisations had stalls at the latest charity market, looking to raise funds and recruit volunteers.

She added: “A lot of people want to come back regularly and we have new organisations coming as well. A lot of them say it’s great for promoting the service that they’ve got, telling people about what they do – especially organisations that don’t necessarily operate in the town centre but support people in the Oswestry area.

“It gives them a presence here where people can come and chat with them and find out more about what they do.”

Organisations taking part included Hope House Hospice, Breast Cancer Care, Shropshire Union Canal Society, World Animals Protection, Oswestry and Borders Foodbank and Oswestry Men’s Shed.Christine Myddleton, a volunteer with the foodbank, said that having a stall at the market helped raise awareness of the “tremendous need” in Oswestry. She added: “We think it’s a good thing for all these charities to come together so that people wondering through the market can see what happens in Oswestry.”

Visitors also enjoyed music from members of Oswestry Methodist Church.