Staff collect unwanted clothes, DVDs & CDs in aid of charity

BRISTOL folk are being given the chance this month (May, 2016) to get rid of their old clothes, DVDs and CDs and raise money for charity thanks to one of our car dealerships in the city.

People can drop off any unwanted items in the collection bin at Wessex Garages on Feeder Road. The items will then be donated to St Peter’s Hospice to sell in its shops.

Mark Hayward, our General Manager at the dealership, explained: “St Peter’s Hospice is our Charity of the Year so we are always looking for ways we can fundraise for them.

“We have a collection point in the dealership where people can drop off any clean, unwanted clothes they have as well as books, CDs, DVDs and homeware. All donations must be useable, clean, complete and of saleable quality.

“Everything that is donated will be given to St Peter’s Hospice to sell in one of its 47 shops in the Bristol area so the better the quality of your items, the more money we can raise.

“Last year we managed to raise £200 from the items we collected and this year we are aiming to raise more than £500 from the collection so we hope lots of people will help us to reach our target.”

St Peter’s Hospice cares for adults with life-limiting illnesses. As Bristol’s only adult hospice, it cares for more than 2,000 patients each year as well as supporting family members.

Edward Smith, Corporate Fundraiser at St Peter’s Hospice in Brentry, said: “It’s fantastic that once again Wessex Garages is providing people with a collection point. It is an easy way for people to help us raise funds and also clear out some much needed space for their new summer wardrobe.

“All our services are provided free of charge but this care costs around £19,000 a day. For around £14,000 of that, the hospice relies on the generosity of the local community and corporate support like this is vital.”

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Darryl Blackmore, Digital Sales Executive at Wessex Garages, dropping a bag of clothes into the collection bin at the dealership.