Halloween Barbie raises funds for Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI
Mr and Mrs Crowcroft from 1 Woolmarket Antique Shop Berwick-upon-Tweed have come up with an excellent idea for raising funds for the charity.
Brenda Crowcroft said: 'The manufacturer Mattel have launched a send back service for used Barbie Dolls. However we decided to collect ourselves old Barbie Dolls where they are washed and then I make outfits for them and then re sell them in our shop.
'This saves the dolls having to go to land fill sites and helps the environment.
'For every recycled Barbie Doll we sell we will donate the proceeds to our local Lifeboat Station, to help those who risk their own lives to save lives at sea.
'The Halloween Witchy Barbie, is just one of those we have recycled.
'It's been a great pleasure to donate £100, from the sale of the dolls so far, hopefully more will sell, so we can donate more.'
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