Help raise thousands for charity

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A GOOD-HEARTED volunteer hopes to raise £6,000 for Oxfam by selling children’s clothes, books, games, toys and more at her latest event.

Nicky Evans, 71, will exhibit 8,000 spring and summer garments in the High Street-based Berkhamsted Civil Centre on Friday between 9am and 11.30am.

The cash will be split between helping starving Third World families in countries like Zimbabwe and those struggling closer to home in Berkhamsted.

Nicky, from the town’s Castle Hill, has organised the biannual sale for the past 17 years.

She said: “The events have got bigger and bigger and the customers have come from further and further away.

“The quality of what I provide is very good and the prices are reasonable.”

She made just under £300 from the first event, but the last one in September raised £6,500.

She sorts, washes and irons all of the garments herself, polishes all the children’s shoes she sells at the events and has received an MBE for her Oxfam work.

Nicky said: “It is more than an interest – it has become a lifestyle for me. It keeps me in touch with the younger generation and it’s highly mentally stimulating.”