Sue Ryder Care
On Friday 18th May, MP Andy Love visited Sue Ryder Care in Edmonton Green.
He said: “Charity shops do a fantastic job - not only do they raise vital money for charities but they also create jobs and volunteering opportunities, reuse and recycle, and, importantly, provide people with high quality goods at a lower cost. In these tough times, families in particular are relying on charity shops more than ever, but the charity shops simply aren’t getting enough donations to fuel the demand.
“The Charity Retail Association’s ‘Choose Charity Shops’ campaign is a great way of putting out a call for extra donations whilst at the same time highlighting just how important our charity shops are. I have regularly donated to Sue Ryder over the years so I chose to make my donation at their popular Edmonton Green shop, but all charity shops would be grateful of a donation so have a rummage at home and see what you can come up with.”
Andy was very supportive of the campaign and emphasised the value of donating to charity shops.
Christine Gregori, retail area manager at Sue Ryder in London, added: “Charity shops also play a key role as community hubs. People like to shop in charity shops, not only because they know they can find good quality products at an affordable price, but also because they like the idea of helping a worthwhile cause. Shops like Sue Ryder’s benefit the local community as a whole. They help raise money which goes back into providing vital services to local people who need them most.”