HARD times bring a double whammy to charity shops – more people shop in them but the quantity and quality of donations tend to be less.
Now Cancer Research UK’s Midhurst shop team have come up with an answer. They are opening a ‘donation station’ at the Grange Centre for 12 days, from next Monday July 18 until July 30, in a bid to boost the stock levels.
Space for the station is being given free of charge by the Grange Centre management. It means there will be a designated area where people can drop off bags with donations of good quality clothing, toys, books, bric-a-brac and household items including some electrical goods.
Mrs Conway said the idea for a donation station came from volunteer Sally Cole.
“Things have been a bit difficult. Our stock threshold levels have been quite low yet we have more people shopping with us.
“Cancer Research UK have donation stations in other places and Sally was keen to try one in Midhurst. Parking outside the shop can be difficult for people wanting to drop off donations, which may put them off, and there is plenty of parking at the Grange.”
The station will operate in the Grange’s opening hours.