Posted: 30/07/21 by Age UK Northamptonshire
Local charity Age UK Northamptonshire is thrilled to be joining with Buckby Library & Hub to make it easy for people living in and around Long Buckby to donate good quality items of clothing, toys, books and bric-a-brac to the charity.
For the first time ever, Age UK Northamptonshire is organising a static donation collection in the library car park in Station Road.
The charity’s 3.5 ton furniture van will be parked up from 10am to 1pm on Tuesday 3rd August, with staff on hand to receive boxes and bags of saleable items. Anyone in the local area is encouraged to bring along items they no longer need, but which they think someone else could use.
“Most of us had to stay at home during the lockdowns and many have used it as an opportunity to clear out wardrobes and sort out boxes in the loft. But with charity shops forced to close for many months, it has not been easy to find somewhere to take the results of all that clearing out,” says Shops Co-ordinator Yvette Prior. “Until government restrictions were lifted on 19th July our charity shops had to limit the amount of donations they were able to accept, but now we’re back in action and urgently need your support,” adds Yvette.
Age UK Northamptonshire has seven charity shops in the county and donations from the static collection will help raise vital funds to support older people throughout Northamptonshire.
Money raised in the shops is an essential part of the charity’s total income and this year it has been badly affected due to the Covid-19 closures.
Chief Executive Chris Duff says “It is essential that our shops are able to entice customers back and for us to recover the lost income caused by the effects of the coronavirus
pandemic. Some of the most vulnerable older people in the community rely on us and we want to be there for them. We hope people will call by on Tuesday and we really look forward to seeing what they will bring.”
To find out more about the services and support provided by Age UK Northamptonshire, or to get involved with fundraising activities, please visit www.ageuk.org.uk/northamptonshire or call 01604 611200.