The Sale based disability charity, Stockdales raised over £700 from their Christmas fundraising initiative.

The charity appealed to local people to knit 'The Stockdales Snowman' which was sold in local venues.

The money raised will go towards Stockdales’ work supporting children, young people and adults with learning disabilities and life-limiting conditions.

Fundraising manager, Natalie James-Crumlish said: “We were thrilled to have the support of so many local people and cannot thank them all enough. The knitters totally excelled themselves and we received traditional and quirky snowmen. Some people had gone to town with their customising which was fantastic as it meant that each snowman had their own personality.

“This was the first year of ‘The Stockdales Snowman’ and we are so pleased with the result. Special thanks goes to everyone who devoted their time to knitting the snowmen. Thanks also to Marks and Spencer in Sale and Altrincham for donating some of the chocolates for the snowmen’s tummies and to all the local schools and businesses that sold them for us. We appreciate the help of the local community and it means so much to the people we proudly support.”