Your old stuff could save the planet and raise cash

PUBLISHED: 11:00 17 May 2014

Big Drop centre at the hospice

Big Drop centre at the hospice

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YOUR unwanted clothes and furniture could help two good causes, by providing vital cash for charity as well as helping the environment at the same time.

Uphill Primary School with donated booksUphill Primary School with donated books

Research carried out by charityretail.org.uk shows UK charity shops help reduce CO2 emissions by about 7.3 million tons per year as well as saving landfill space.

With this in mind, Weston Hospicecare is re-launching its Big Drop initiative, encouraging people to donate unwanted items.

This could include clothes, books, homeware and electrical items – anything which is in good condition.

Drop sites will include any Weston Hospicecare shop as well as The Campus in Highlands Lane, Worlebury Golf Club in Monks Hill and the hospice in Thornbury Drive.

Hospicecare’s head of retail Linda Kelly said: “It is becoming more and more important for us to look out for our environment and The Big Drop is the perfect time to have a good spring clean and a clear-out while doing this.

“It’s a great way to be green while supporting your local hospice.”

The Big Drop week is running until Wednesday. For more information on dedicated sites visit www.the-big-drop.co.uk or call 01934 423960.

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