THE awful weather on Friday was not enough to stop a charity event being a success yet again in Oswestry.

Qube and Oswestry Town Council hosted the annual Oswestry Charity Market in Bailey Head, despite the terrible weather.

A variety of charitable organisations and groups set up stalls and welcomed the shoppers in Oswestry to find out more about what they do.

Organisations were able to raise funds and recruit new volunteers as well as offer help to those who may benefit from their services.

Qube’s volunteer officer, Kim Thompson-Lawrence said: “It’s been a brilliant morning up on the Market Square and a heroic effort on behalf of the organisations.

“Around 25 charities turned up to man the stalls, even though terrible rain was forecast.

“We were able to welcome along some new groups like Oswestry and Borders Extinction Rebellion and Lingen Davies Cancer Fund and see more familiar faces, like the Alzheimer’s Society and Hearing Dogs for the Deaf.”

The Oswestry Charity Market is partly funded through the Building Better Opportunities (BBO) programme, a £3million funded project supporting communities across Shropshire, funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through The National Lottery Community Fund.

Building Better Opportunities is investing in community projects across England, tackling the root causes of unemployment, promoting social inclusion and driving local jobs and growth.