Hospice hunts for more shop stock
PUBLISHED: 16:01 11 September 2012
WESTON Hospicecare's The Big Drop appeal is back and the charity is on the hunt for more donations to stock up its stores.
The hospice is once again teaming up with local business, colleges and community sites to bring The Big Drop back from September 19-26 and replenish its charity shops.
The event raised £4,500 of charity shop stock in May and returns with some new sites, ready to take the unwanted items from people’s garages, cupboards and wardrobes.
Weston College, The Campus in Locking Castle, Asda and Worlebury Golf Club have already signed up to be some of the spots where people can drop off their unwanted items.
There will also be a drop site in Blagdon’s village car park, at the hospice in Uphill and at each of its 16 charity shops.
Sarah Bostock, marketing manager at Weston Hospicecare said: “The Big Drop is so important as our shops provide a significant part of our fundraising.
“We’re selling stock at a much faster rate than it’s coming in – despite the fantastic support of our current donors – and if we don’t have the stock to sell, we can’t deliver enough funds to support hospice services.”
More details of the drop sites and other information can be found at www.the-big-drop.co.uk or call 01934 423960.