Clitheroe charity shop’s plea for donations

Helping the elderly
Helping the elderly

An urgent appeal for unwanted items has been issued after donations have hit an all time low at Clitheroe’s Age UK charity shop.

Volunteers and staff at the shop in Moor Lane are appealing to local people to help refill the empty rails and shelves which are normally “brimming with interesting finds”.

Staff are struggling to keep up with demands of shoppers as donations of items like clothes, cookware and books have plummeted dramatically in the past three months. Shop manager Kelly Prince is making a desperate plea for good quality men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, plus items like crockery, books, CDs and DVDs. She said: “Our store room is usually piled high, but now it’s almost empty. Although this is a good thing as it means we have sold everything we had, we cannot cope with the increasing demand if nothing else comes in. Without continued donations, Age UK cannot continue its vital work to help improve the lives of older people.” Staff at the charity shop usually display 600 new items each week, but a decline in stock means that they can only manage to scrape together 300 items. They are always looking for quality items, no matter how big or small, so please donate.