A GROUP of embroiderers in Oswestry have come together to raise hundreds of pounds for a charity that supports abuse victims.

The Oswestry Border Embroiders held a craft fair to help clear the belongings of a resident, and raised around £400 for the charity Axis.

Axis is a counselling service based in Shrewsbury, supporting adult – male and female – victims of non-recent childhood sexual, physical and emotional abuse.

The group held the sale on Tuesday, November 5 at Oswestry Library and were able to sign a cheque over to Axis on the day,w ith more funds still to come.

A spokesman for the embroiderers thanked all those who head to the sale to help them raise the money.

For more on Axis, head to www.axiscounselling.org.uk or call 01743 357777 for Shropshire-based counselling.