Local supermarket shoppers are being encouraged to clear out their clutter and bag up their bric a brac ready for a donation drive to help stock Cancer Research UK’s shops.
Until Sunday, September 29, people can bring quality clothes, books or accessories they no longer need along to participating Tesco stores and help raise vital funds for life-saving research.
There are a total of 300 across the UK taking part in the donation drive, which aims to raise £1 million worth of donated goods for the charity. Local stores involved include Tesco at Hardengreen, Dalkeith, and Musselburgh Extra, Olive Bank Road, Musselburgh.
Linda Summerhayes, Cancer Research UK spokesman in Scotland, said: “Many of us have items tucked away in cupboards and drawers that we have been meaning to donate but haven’t yet found the time. Now customers can drop off their bags when they come in to shop. By linking up with Tesco stores in this way we hope to make donating as easy and convenient as possible for people. All donations will be gratefully received; even a book, scarf or an old handbag filled with accessories will help us stock our shop shelves.”
The charity receives no government funding so the money raised through its shops is crucial to the work of doctors, nurses and scientists working day and night to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
To find out more about Cancer Research UK’s shops and shopping, visit www.cancerresearchuk.org