Burnley woman's last animal charity sale at the Woodman Inn after 30 years

Audrey Bates is hosting her last sale in aid of animal charities, after 30 years. (s)
Audrey Bates is hosting her last sale in aid of animal charities, after 30 years. (s)
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A Burnley woman is hosting her last sale in aid of animal charities at the Woodman Inn, after 30 years of fund-raising.

Audrey Bates (83) will sell a treasure trove of new items, including gifts, Christmas cards and jewellery this Saturday and Sunday from noon to 3-30pm at the pub on Todmorden Road.

Kind-hearted Audrey has raised more than £32,000 for 18 animal charities at home and abroad for the last three decades. But this will be her last sale due to health reasons.

She said: "I'd like to have raised a bit more but I need to slow down now and focus on my health. I appreciate all the wonderful help people have given me over the years."

The event will also include a tombola.

She added: "I've had pets all my life and I've always tried to help fight against animal cruelty and support their welfare. Even flies and spiders are God's creatures.

"I have a rescue cat now called Baby and she's a love. She's a real treasure."