Action Cancer is encouraging the public across Northern Ireland to donate unwanted household goods to their local Action Cancer shop.
Peter Lynch, Retail Operations Manager explains, “At this time of year when you are getting ready for a clear-out before Christmas, have a think about what items you could donate to a worthy cause.
We are asking everyone to think about donating any items that they may come across that either haven’t been used for a while or they have no further use for. Our shops across the country effectively operate as full time recycling centres, so donations not only allow Action Cancer to continue providing its vital services but also help to reduce waste going into landfill on a daily basis.”
Action Cancer have 18 shops, open six days a week that raise over £1million annually for the charity. The stores can arrange for large donations to be collected and if you are a UK taxpayer and you can gift aid your items. Peter explains, “If donors sign up to Gift Aid”, Action Cancer can claim a further 25% back from HMRC, for every pound a donation makes.
We have been operating a Gift Aid on donated items scheme since 2009 and this year we hope to raise £88,000 taking our total to over £600,000 over the past seven years.”
So if you don’t need it donate it!
All our shops welcome donations of good quality clothes, bric-a-brac, books and household items. To find out where your local Action Cancer shop is visit www.actioncancer.org. or email firstname.lastname@example.org