Over 6,000 bags of donations a week needed to run children’s charity shops
It’s the time of year where we want a fresh start, and nothing feels better than a spring clean, but don’t throw away your unwanted clothes and items, donate to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), which has revealed it takes over 6,000 bags of donations a week to run its shops.
As a result, the charity has launched its ‘Bag It, Bring It, Boost It’ campaign for 2019. EACH has 35 shops across Cambridgeshire, north Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk that last year generated an impressive profit of over £1.1 million. However funds can only be raised with a regular flow of donations, so once again it has continued running its successful ‘Bag It, Bring It, Boost It’ campaign this year.
Ian Nicolson, EACH Head of Retail & Trading advised the charity is currently in need of homewares, menswear and toys.
Ian added: “As we all know, January’s a great time for a clear-out. Maybe you’ve some items lying around unused due to new ones received over Christmas or, perhaps, you got some gifts you actually don’t want! Please bring them along to an EACH shop. The money raised from sales goes towards the care of hundreds of children and young people with life-threatening conditions across the region, and support for their families.”
To put into context the difference just a small donation to a shop can make to the vital work EACH does, here are some examples of what a donation could pay for:
- A top, skirt or pair of trousers worth £5 could pay for art supplies for a session of art therapy
- A tea set worth £11 could fund an hour of specialist play tailored to a child’s individual needs
- A nice wedding hat or jacket worth £19 could pay for an hour of vital physiotherapy
- An item of good-quality furniture or prom dress worth £24 could fund an hour with a psychologist to help guide and support families going through, likely, the toughest period of their lives
EACH can help provide themed collection bags, posters and flyers. It can also arrange collections for any companies, schools or just large groups that want to participate.
For more information about Bag It, Bring It, Boost It visit www.each.org.uk or drop by your nearest EACH shop.