MARKET traders raised £200 for an animal charity when they replaced their usual wares entirely with dolls.
The idea came from Mary Lancaster, who runs the Blue Cross stall in Acton Market with her daughter, Mandy Meehan, and granddaughter, Tammy Meehan.
They usually sell a wide range of second-hand goods every Saturday, with proceeds going to the charity, which provides veterinary care for the pets of people who cannot afford to pay, and rehomes unwanted animals.
On Saturday, they sold only dolls - and a few soft toys - donated by members of their families, friends and other supporters.
Ms Lancaster said: "I thought it'd be a nice idea that you could rehome a doll in time for Christmas and help rehome an animal at the same time.
"At first I was worried when usual customers came and said hello but then left when the usual books and things weren't on sale, but it went really well. I thought it'd be something different, which Acton Market is always doing.
"I want to thank everyone at Action Acton who run the market. They're always ready to help and do such a good job."