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Join the Barnardo’s ‘Great Christmas Sort Out’ by donating your Winter Woollies

Winter woollies – l-r Nicky Midgley; Natalie Dixon and Vicky Dobie from Barnardo’s

[S]taff at Barnardo’s shops across Cumbria are asking people to have a pre-Christmas sort-out and donate their pre-loved winter woollies to their local store.

Stocks of winter clothes – such as jumpers and coats – are flying off the rails at Barnardo’s shops across the region as the weather turns colder. The charity desperately needs more adults’ and kids’ winter clothing as well as unused and pre-loved quality toys in a bid to meet the demand.

Shoppers not only have the chance to buy quality items at bargain prices at their local Barnardo’s store but are also doing their bit to support Cumbria’s vulnerable children and families. Money raised in the shops is ploughed back into local Barnardo’s projects.

Barnardo’s has been helping families across Cumbria since the late 1990s and last year provided support to more than 3,000 children, young people and families across the county through a variety of different services at 18 Barnardo’s-run children’s centres.

Marie Williams, Barnardo’s Regional Manager for Retail Operations, said: “We really need people to look in their wardrobes and dig out any good quality coats, jumpers, and winter warmers that they haven’t worn for a while and bring them down to their local Barnardo’s shop. We’d also welcome any accessories, toys, books and bric-a-brac.

“Not only does the money raised from the sale of these items fund our work with vulnerable families in the area, but our shops also give local families the opportunity to buy vital warm clothes and presents for birthdays and Christmas at an affordable price. It also gives people the chance to clear out that much-needed space around the house, in time for Christmas!”

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