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The organiser of a tabletop sale was encouraged by the attendance at her first event.

Val Sturgess decided to hold the sale at Uppingham Town Hall on Saturday to raise money for Hounds For Heroes.

Table top sale at Uppingham Town Hall - Emily Rowe at their stall'Photo: MSMP100813-035js

Table top sale at Uppingham Town Hall - Emily Rowe at their stall'Photo: MSMP100813-035js

She was inspired to run the event by a friend and put posters up around the town to see if anyone wanted to join in.

Val was amazed when 20 people responded. She said: “I think it went quite well.

“Some people made money and some didn’t. But I think I will send a cheque for about £50 to Hounds For Heroes.”

The charity provides specially trained dogs for injured or disabled servicemen and women.

Val said she was encouraged by stallholders to hold another sale and may think about a second one around Christmas.