Donation Station set to return to Horsham

Cancer Research UK Donation Station volunteers with Swan Walk centre manager Gill Buchanan (middle) SUS-150704-132202001
Cancer Research UK Donation Station volunteers with Swan Walk centre manager Gill Buchanan (middle) SUS-150704-132202001
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Cancer Research UK has announced the return of its Donation Station in Horsham town centre.

The station is set to open in Swan Walk shopping centre next Thursday, April 16, and is offering members of the public the chance to have good spring clean and donate some of their unwanted clothes and DVDs to help raise money for charity.

Previously the station has raised £17,00 for the charity and centre manager Gill Buchanan said she was very happy to announce its return.

She said:“Swan Walk’s loyal customers have raised over £100,000 for Cancer Research UK over recent years.

“After a huge £17,000 result in 2014 we are hoping to add at least this much again this year. Donating could not be easier and for many of our regular customers this has become an annual activity.

“Customers can collect a bag from the pick up point in the centre, fill it up at home and pop it back to the drop off point when they are next shopping in Horsham.

What better reason could there be to have a good clear out at home to make way for your new summer purchases.

Gill Buchanan, Swan Walk centre manager

“What better reason could there be to have a good clear out at home to make way for your new summer purchases.

“Please take the time to check out your wardrobes, cupboards and shelves and help us to make 2015 another successful year. This really is the ultimate recycling challenge for us all.”

The station will be collecting donations ranging from good quality clothes, shoes, accessories and books to homewares, DVDs and CDs.

Each bag can be worth up to £30.00 to the charity and all donations in the first instance will be used to stock the two Cancer Research UK stores in Horsham’s East Street and West Street.

Donators can also sign up for Gift Aid when they deliver their goods in the centre.

Victoria Godfrey, manager at the Cancer Research UK’s East Street store, has worked with the centre every year to deliver the event.

She said: “We’ve had tremendous support from Swan Walk and the people of Horsham in the past and we are looking forward to the 2015 challenge.”