TWO fundraisers from Innerleithen are hoping to be waxing lyrical over the next few months about helping street children in Nepal.

Vickie Morrison and Mim Wright are attempting to raise £2,000 for the international anti-trafficking charity, Child Rescue Nepal, by making bespoke scented candles.

And Vickie also hopes to boost their fundraising for the charity by completing the 2018 London Marathon.

Child Rescue Nepal saves children from slavery, keeps them safe and reunites them with their families.

Since 1999 they have rescued over 700 children.

Vickie and Mim set up Wickie Wonders Candles to boost the charity's funds.

Lovingly handmade, the candles combine a variety of aromas including patchouli, sandalwood, cedar wood, geranium and rose.

And the tea cups used to make them are all sourced from local charity shops.

Vickie told us: "Preventing abuse and exploitation of vulnerable children resonates closely with my passion in social care, working with looked after young adults and children."

The first Wickie Wonders Candles sale was held at the St Ronan's Primary School Christmas Fair last week.

And the candles will also be for sale at the Innerleithen Co-op community charity carol singing event next Friday (December 15) from 4.30pm.

As well as selling the handmade candles, Vickie will take the streets of London in the spring for more fundraising.

Having recently completed the Tweed valley Tunnel Run, she is now training hard.

Vickie added: "I have chosen to run the London Marathon for Child Rescue Nepal because often the most marginalised groups need the greatest help.

"I have found that running gives me a sense of peace, it helps me filter and prioritise the many thoughts today’s busy world presents you with.

"We are so grateful for all the kind support we have received so far but we’ve a long way still to go so please do continue to get involved.”

For further information on Wickie Wonders Candles email

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