Do­na­tions needed to cel­e­brate 100 years

Red Cross shops want your un­wanted good­ies

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Laura Mowat laura.moawt@trin­i­tymir­

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.”

Head of


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.

Pho­tos by Clive Tagg www.buyapho­ NL201411012

WATCH OUT: From left, Colne Val­ley Park staff Deb­bie Val­man, Sarah Hod­gett and Kate Birch get spooky and be­low, Deb­bie Val­man and Kate Birch hid­den be­hind a pump­kin moun­tain

Photo by Rob Bourne www.buyapho­ NL201411053

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

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