Kids are clothed by charity stores

PUBLISHED: 12:30 06 June 2012

Parents turn to charity shops for low cost children's clothing.

Parents turn to charity shops for low cost children's clothing.

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ONE in four parents are now turning to charity shops to buy their children's clothes, according to research from an online company.

The figures, from online voucher company vouchercodes.co.uk shows the number of parents choosing charity shops for their children’s clothing is 50 per cent higher than it was five years ago.

These statistics have been welcomed by Weston Hospicecare but the charity is aware that donation levels to its shops may not satisfy the growing demand.

Linda Kelly, retail manager at Weston Hospicecare, said: “Our shops are regularly filled with families picking up clothes, toys, books and games for reasonable prices and it’s great to see that we’re playing our part in keeping their costs down.

“However, to ensure we can meet this growing demand we need our shops fully stocked with high quality items; for that we rely on our local community to bring us the things they no longer use so other people can make use of them.”

Weston Hospicecare recently held its Big Drop campaign to increase their stock intake and has gathered more than £4,000 worth of goods, but is still hoping for this donation surge to continue.

For more information on making donations visit www.westonhospicecare.org.uk or call 01934 423928.

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