Swapshop success

There was a large queue waiting as Sharon Deyell cut the ribbon to officially open this year's Swapshop.

ALMOST £4,500 was raised for local charity at the increasingly popular Sharon’s Swap-shop, held in the Aith Hall, on Sunday.

Now in its ninth year, the event attracts hundreds of people keen to replenish their wardrobe while enjoying a day out.

The event always follows the same successful format: donations of clothing, shoes and accessories pour into Aith Hall, attracting an extraordinary amount of customers eager to snap up whatever takes their fancy. Payment is by donation and to round off the day there is also a raffle, tea and homebakes.

Organiser Sharon Deyell said: “Any goods left at the end of the day were collected by the Salvation Army who ship them to various locations all over the world so as others can benefit from them too.”

This year’s total of £4,456 will be shared by the Aith Lifeboat, the Fishermen’s Mission, and a couple of local charities still to be confirmed.