A BHS department store In Aylesbury has announced that it is teaming up with Charity Aid on a clothing recycling campaign.
Shoppers at the store will be able to donate unwanted clothes in return for a £5 money off voucher for those spending £25 or more. These vouchers will be redeemable until October 31st 2013.
Donated clothes will then be given to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC). Money used from the collections is set to help pay for more ChildLine counsellors. The charity claims that more staff are needed to answer phone and online queries from both children and adults about youngsters suffering from abuse.
Talking about the scheme, Alison Roberts, NSPCC fundraising account manager, told bucksherald.co.uk: “Clearing out old clothes is a great way for people in Aylesbury to support the NSPCC. The charity relies on the generosity of the general public and the money raised through this fantastic promotion will help the NSPCC to continue to protect vulnerable children.”
As well as clothes, shoppers will also be able to donate unwanted belts, bags and shoes. Items which aren’t allowed as part of the collections are toys or clothing and accessories that are unwearable or in really poor condition, according to clothesaid.co.uk.