St Luke's donation bins collect over 12,000 bags

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Authored by Mary
Posted: Sunday, February 2, 2014 - 21:10

With the fast pace of modern day life and many of us working shift patterns sometimes you can find yourself doing a spring clean in the middle of the evening only to be left with the problem of what to do with the items that are in great condition but you no longer need.

Now no matter what time of the day, St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth are now giving supporters the chance to donate 24/7, 365 days a year with their donation bins located across the community.
18 donation bins are now in operation ready to give a new home to a whole range of material goods including clothes, shoes, duvets and soft toys.

Retail Business Development Manager, Nicola Critchley said: “In the last 12 months our donation bins have received over 12,000 bags, which through sales in our charity shops and on our eBay page will help us to continue to provide vital end of life care. I think it has proven to be so popular because it fits in with our busy lifestyles, people can simply donate when they want to rather than be restricted to set times and days. All we ask is that all the items placed in the bins are bagged”.

One of the more recent supporters of the donation bins is Ivybridge Rugby Club, who now have one located in their car park as Chairman, Jim Burns explains: “When we were approached by St Luke’s to house a donation bin it was an immediate yes from everyone.

St Luke’s has a special place in the heart of the club from the time when the hospice cared for fellow committee member Barry Borrow who had been a very active member of the club for a number of years. He became the Club Secretary and in later years he led the "old boys" in keeping the club in top shape by doing a variety of DIY jobs.

With over 1,000 visitors to the club house every weekend, we hope the donation bin will be useful for both rugby club supporters and the whole of the Ivybridge community”.

Other donation bin locations include Derriford Hospital, Otter Nurseries, Transit Way Dental Care, and the Barbican Leisure Park.

If you’re a local business or community group and can house a St Luke’s donation bin on your premises please contact Julie Cater on 01752 756535.