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Rowcroft Donation Stations raise £10,000

07 August 2014

Rowcroft is celebrating its Donation Stations having received a whopping £10,000 worth of donations.

Clothes, bric-a-brac, books and an assortment of other items have all been dropped into Rowcroft’s large Donation Station boxes, which over the last year have been installed in work places and schools across South Devon.

The donated goods have all been sorted and sold in Rowcroft’s 13 charity shops across the region, contributing to the scheme’s first major £10,000 milestone.

Katy Winter, Retail Development & Donations Officer, said “Reaching £10,000 worth of donated goods is a fantastic achievement for Rowcroft. All the very valuable donations help us to maintain stock levels in our shops and raise maximum income for the hospice, so we would like to thank everybody who has supported the scheme.

“We’d also like to say a special thank you to the many businesses and schools that have installed our Donation Stations so far. We hope that their success will inspire other organisations to install a Station, as it’s a really easy way for staff to get involved in supporting Rowcroft.”

Rowcroft’s shops sell a range of goods, including electricals, books, clothes, furniture and even tea and cake.

All donations are welcome, including vintage items and other goods that can be upcycled and sold on.

Katy continued “Around 90% of people admit to owning clothes that they have never worn. These, along with unwanted - but otherwise great - items from around peoples’ homes, are perfect for our shops!”

Centrax, Francis Clark, Mid Devon Advertiser, Teignbridge District Council, Gestridge Dental Surgery, Harrier Llc, Job Centre Plus Newton Abbot, Bishop Flemming, Westomatic Vending Services, Newton Abbot College, Lupton House and Rowcroft’s own staff and volunteers are among the businesses to have installed Donation Stations in their work places over the last year.

If you know of somewhere that would take a Rowcroft Donation Station, please email katy.winter@rowcroft-hospice.org.uk or visit Rowcroft’s sign-up page to register your details.

Rowcroft Hospice Shops also runs a collection service for those who don’t have access to a Donation Station or who have items which are too large to be dropped off. To find out more about this service, please call 01803 210832.

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