Council staff gives new charity shop a helping hand

Published on 21st February 2014

Giving money (courtesy of www.freeimages.co.uk)

Cheltenham Borough Council has raised £600 worth of stock for the new National Star College shop by donating old and unused items for charity.

National Star, a local college for young people with disabilities, will benefit greatly from the resale of the donated items. The donated goods will be sold in the first National Star charity shop, which will be opened in the near future on the high street.

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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For press enquiries, contact: Tom Wheatly, web and communications apprentice, email: tom.wheatly@www.cheltenham.gov.uk or telephone 01242 775192

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: fundraising@natstar.ac.uk  tel: 01242 524478