Audrey set for a weekend of Animal Magic

Animal mad Audrey Bates with some of the hand-made toys she will be selling this weekend to raise money for the charities she supports.
Animal mad Audrey Bates with some of the hand-made toys she will be selling this weekend to raise money for the charities she supports.
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Animal lover Audrey Bates is to hold a two day event to help her favourite charities this weekend.

A fancy goods and gift sale will be held at the Woodman Inn pub in Todmorden Road, Burnley, on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 3-30pm.

There will also be a tombola and raffle and for those starting early Christmas cards will be on sale along with a selection of Audrey's handknitted animals.

Now 82, Audrey has raised thousands of pounds for many animal charities, a cause she is passionate about.

One of the many charities Audrey supports is the Born Free Foundation, an international charity that campaigns to stop suffering and keep wildlife in the wild.

A mother of five with several grandchildren,doctors have told Audrey to slow down but still enjoy her life so her fundraising events look set to carry on.