Drop in donations causes stock crisis at Sue Ryder
A CHARITY shop in Berwick is running low on stock because of increasing competition from ‘cash for clothing’ stores.
The economic downturn and the rise in high street stores offering cash-for-goods schemes has led to slim pickings for the traditional charity shop.
And the Sue Ryder shop in Castlegate, Berwick is facing a crash in revenue as consumers opt to sell rather than donate their unwanted items.
Doreen Lowe, manager of the Castlegate shop, said that the store had seen a “huge decline” in charitable donations, and is appealing to readers to help.
She said: “I am asking members of the public to donate to the charity shop, which provides high quality health care to people suffering from conditions such as cancer, brain injuries, Huntington’s and Parkingson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, dementia and strokes.”
The shop sells people’s unwanted items to raise money for the Sue Ryder charity, which has been running for more than 50 years.
It takes clothes, bric-a-brac, accessories and unwanted gifts.
Doreen, Sam and their team of dedicated volunteers at the Castlegate branch would be most grateful to receive any donations, and would like to thank those who have continued to support to Sue Ryder.
The shop is also looking for new volunteers to join the team in the new year.
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