MP supports ‘Choose Charity Shops’ week

As part of a national campaign organised by the Charity Retail Association to encourage people to donate items to local charity shops Sheryll Murray MP made a donation to CLIC Sargent’s Saltash store recently. The campaign runs from the 14th to 19th May and encourages people to donate to local charity stores.

The campaign website explains, “Charity shops thrive on donations, but their number one concern at the moment is not having enough second-hand items to sell. We know that most people have items they aren’t using in their homes and that the majority of people have at least one bag of unused clothing in their wardrobes. These items could be put to use by charity shops – adding to the £200 million of annual income they already generate for a huge range of charitable causes.”

CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. They provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. They offer support from diagnosis onwards and aim to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment, life after treatment and, in some cases, bereavement.

Sheryll said, “It is fantastic to help such a great cause. Everyone has some items lying around that they don’t use and I would encourage local people to give to and use local charity shops to help them continue the good works they undertake.”

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Pictured: Sheryll with Pam from the CLIC Sargent store in Fore Street, Saltash as part of the campaign.

More on the campaign at: http://www.choosecharityshops.org/

Contact: Sheryll Murray MP’s office on 01579 344428