Council staff gives new charity shop a helping hand
Published on 21st February 2014
Cheltenham Borough Council has raised £600 worth of stock for the new National Star College shop by donating old and unused items for charity.
The council set up a ‘Donation Station’ where staff had the opportunity to bring along any unwanted items, ranging from clothing to books and unwanted DVD’s.
Helen Robinson the National Star retail project manager said: It is amazing how much a Donation Station can raise, and it’s down to the quality of goods donated. It’s why we are always keen to translate donations given into a monetary value so organisations can see how much of a difference their donation stations have made.”
Tanya Stacey, strategy and engagement assistant from Cheltenham Borough Council said: “I saw this fantastic opportunity on Twitter and emailed National Star straight away. They made the process so easy by giving me all the information and resources I needed to set up the donation station. It is great to know that Cheltenham Borough Council have been one of the most successful National Star Donation Station to date. I highly recommend organisations and companies setting one up.”
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Notes for editors:
- If your company or organisation would like to set up a “Donation Station” collecting pre-loved staff items for National Star’s new Charity shop then please contact National Star: firstname.lastname@example.org tel: 01242 524478