Donations needed to celebrate 100 years
Red Cross shops want your unwanted goodies
BRITISH Red Cross shops have launched a stock drive to celebrate 100 years of donations.
The charity is urging people to donate to celebrate a century of its charity shops and its proud legacy of support during the First World War.
From Friday the organisation is asking people to donate items to their local Red Cross shop, which can be sold in aid of its vital work helping people in crisis in the UK and overseas.
The Chalfont St Peter Red Cross shop manager, Maureen Gillard said: “Some of our best donations have been books. We once had a first edition of The Caretaker by Harold Pinter, which raised over £100 and we also had a first edition of Roald Dahl’s Mathilda, which also raised more than £100. But we also get designer items sometimes and at the moment we have a lovely size 12 Alberta Ferretti blouse, which I looked up online and think would have cost more than £1,000 new. That’s going on sale next week as we’re putting up a party clothes window. Hopefully we’ll get a good price for it.”
at the British Red Cross Paul Thompson said: “This is a very special campaign, not only celebrating 100 years of Red Cross shops but also commemorating the extraordinary commitment and sacrifice of our volunteers during the First World War.
“We are extremely grateful for the generous donations we have received from a variety of high profile designers and homeware brands, just as we were for the donations we received 100 years ago, and I really hope that people across the UK will get behind the stock drive campaign and donate to their local Red Cross shops.”
The Red Cross Shop in Chalfont St Peter is at 11 Market Place and there is one in Amersham at 1 Grimsdell Corner, Sycamore Road.
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PLEASE HELP: From left, Zena Hersey, Olive Broad, Brenda Orr, Maureen Gillard and John Scully with some of their donations at the shop in Chalfont St Peter