Clothes clean-out plea

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Court Reports -

MEM­BERS of the pub­lic are be­ing urged to clean out their wardrobes and do­nate pre­vi­ously loved or un­worn clothes to Barnardo’s shops in Ar­broath and Mon­trose.

A Barnardo’s study found Bri­tons could be hoard­ing more than 640 mil­lion items of cloth­ing that they no longer wear.

With in­dus­try es­ti­mates sug­gest­ing gar­ments in char­ity shops change hands for 15% of their orig­i­nal prices, the haul could be worth more than £760 mil­lion.

Ca­role Robert­son, Barnardo’s busi­ness man­ager for the char­ity’s out­lets in Scot­land, said: “So many peo­ple have items of cloth­ing in their wardrobes which have rarely or never been worn and so are in re­ally good con­di­tion.

“Do­nat­ing these pieces helps us to raise vi­tal funds.”

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