I was reading yesterday that there are 171,000 charities in the UK, yet just 2.5% of these attract three-quarters of the whole income.
This seems to ring true as for me as my charity challenge sees the same names pop up. Today, as ma mere is staying with me, she's decluttering her incredible pile of boxes that are in our house. She's not fond of parting with her belongings, so she gave me two books and a pair of new sandals to take to the British Heart Foundation today. I padded these out with some more books, CDs, and clothes and took it to the shop in Newbury to a friendly man behind the counter.
Our shops raise money for our life-saving work through the sale of donated second-hand items. We sell good quality clothes, shoes, accessories, books, CDs, videos, DVDs, toys and bric-a-brac. We also sell some new items too.
Two sofas could fund a hand held ECG machine.
We're actually the biggest second-hand furniture and electrical retailer in the UK, with over 100 dedicated furniture and electrical stores. Our shops are a great way to furnish your house, or a way to get a new home for your items after a clean out. With TVs from £15 and sofas from £40, you can put the heart into your home at great value prices.
Your donation counts
We always need good quality donations to sell in our high street stores and raise vital funds.