Charity appeals for donations to its shops

Residents are being asked to help a charity raise funds for vital research.

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 8:00 am
Cancer Research UK is appealing for donations for its shops.

Cancer Research UK shops are now open again but urgently need donations to help fill the shops’ shelves with new or pre-loved bargains, fashion one-offs and homeware treasures once more.

Lisa Millett, Cancer Research UK spokesperson, said: “Covid-19 has hit us hard.

"Our shops typically contribute more than £25million each year to vital research, so we need to enlist the support of the whole community to help us fight back.

“Shopping really can save lives. That’s why we’re calling on everyone who’s had a spring-clean, wardrobe detox or cupboard clear out in lockdown to please bag up and bring in any unwanted items.

“Right now, we need quality clothing, shoes, homeware, accessories and books to help keep our tills – and bargain hunters – busy.

"Most important of all, the sale of these items helps to ensure we can keep making progress for people with cancer.”

Every bag of donated items could raise up to £25 – or £31 with Gift Aid if the donor is a UK taxpayer – money that’s desperately needed to fund crucial research.

Lisa added: “One in two people will get cancer in their lifetime, which is why we’re absolutely determined to continue to create better cancer treatments for tomorrow.

“Our research has played a role in developing eight of the world’s top ten cancer drugs and we’re working every day to find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease. But we can’t do it alone.

“Every step our scientists take towards beating cancer relies on every pound raised. So, whether they shop, donate or volunteer their time - with the help of people across the region we believe that together we will beat cancer.”

For more information on Cancer Research UK shops, opening hours or volunteering visit cruk.org/shops