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Fundraiser smashes target



A fundraising campaign page on Justgiving to raise money to buy items for homeless people in Newbury has smashed its target.

Initially the page's owner, Nicola Tomkins, had set a target of £200 but at the last count had reached over £1,000.

Nicola had set up the page to buy emergency sleeping bags, blankets and warm clothing etc for Newburys rough sleepers.

She added: "Wow I cannot believe what can be achieved in a few hours from the kindness of others. I will be liasing with the charities tomorrow on what is needed and busying myself with a lot of shopping! Thank you again to everyone who has donated, I really wasn’t expecting to raise so much, I’m very humbled."



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