Cast-offs raise charity cash

Cast-off clothes have raised pounds to help Lincolnshire's dementia sufferers. ANL-141114-142842001
Cast-off clothes have raised pounds to help Lincolnshire's dementia sufferers. ANL-141114-142842001

South Holland’s Lincolnshire Co-op customers have contributed towards a £90,000-plus boost for dementia sufferers.

Cast-off clothes and shoes donated to Salvation Army clothing banks at Co-op stores around the county raised £7,848 for the Alzheimer’s Society in the six months to September.

The Co-op says the Salvation Army collected nearly 50,000 tonnes of clothes during that period, generating a total profit of just over £15,000.

Lincolnshire Co-op appointed the Alzheimer’s Society its Charity of the Year in January.

Richard Whittaker, Lincolnshire Co-op’s member engagement manager, said the sum raised by clothing donations was impressive.

He said: “We’re really grateful to be able to put it towards a great cause.”

Store staff have held charity events to raise the bulk of the cash.