A Huddersfield widow has raised £1,900 for charities through a pop-up shop in memory of her ex-serviceman husband.
Mary Robertson, of Gledholt, decided to host the touching event at the Packhorse Centre in Huddersfield earlier in the month, following the death of Andrew in November.
Her selection of unique handmade gifts flew off the shelves in the temporary shop, which was selling cards, knitted coats, and capes made following patterns designed by Mary herself.
Some £500 of the money raised will go to Blind Veterans UK, which supported Andrew through the last seven years of his life.
It will use it to fund two audio book players, to allow veterans to listen to some of the 300 talking books Mary donated for others to enjoy.
Other charities close to Mary’s heart that will benefit from the money includes Alzheimer’s Research UK, Carers Trust and Alwoodleigh, the home that Andrew was cared for in towards the end of his life, all of whom supported her and her family during their difficult times.
Mary said: “I’m delighted to have raised such a large amount of money.
“Thank you to everyone who came and supported my shop.
“I know that the four charities that were so helpful to Andrew and me will be able to make such good use of this money helping others.”