Donations at an all time low

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THE Age UK charity shop in Wisbech has issued an appeal for unwanted items as donations have hit an all time low.

Staff are struggling to keep up with demands. Donation of things like clothes, cookware and books have plummeted in the last three months.

Wisbech shop manager Sue Downer is making a desperate plea for quality men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, crockery, books, CDs and DVDs.

Said Sue: “Our store room is usually piled high but now it’s almost empty.

“Although this is a good thing as it means we have sold what we had, we cannot cope with the increasing demand if nothing else comes in; we simply can’t sell fresh air! Without continued donations of everything from clothing to cookware, Age UK cannot continue its vital work to help improve the lives of older people across the country.

“We have a lot of local supporters who donate regularly to our shop which we’re extremely grateful for but we are still struggling. We are looking for quality items no matter how big or small.”

Donated stock can also be Gift Aided which gives the charity an extra 25p for every pound the charity makes selling items.