A GROUP of kind-hearted mums have organised a charity toy and baby clothes sale to raise cash for young victims of the Haitian earthquake.

After watching reports of the crisis on television mother-of-one Kate Sheffield, of Granville Road, South Woodford, decided she wanted to do something to help ease the suffering of some of the thousands of children affected.

The 31-year-old teamed up with fellow mum Ronel Ryan, and other parents from the area, to organise a charity sale to generate funds for Unicef's Haiti Earthquake Children's Appeal.

A wide range of baby and toddler clothes, toys and books will be available to buy at the event which is due to be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church in Cambridge Park, Wanstead, on Saturday, January 30.

Ms Sheffied said: "We just wanted to give more than we have ourselves, and we thought a charity sale would be the best way to do this.

"So many children have been left orphaned or homeless by the earthquake, so it's vital that funds are raised to support them.

"We just hope lots of people will come along to support us.

"We think this will be a really fun morning for local families, and most importantly we aim to raise money for the children of Haiti."

Those wanting to donate items for the sale should call 07725 654 574 or email ronel@noelryan.com to arrange delivery.

Professional photography, singing sessions, tea, coffee and a selection of homemade cakes are also set to be on offer at the event, which will run from 10.30am until 12.30pm.

Those who cannot attend on the day can still support the Unicef appeal by visiting: supportunicef.org.uk/families_for_haiti.