Unwanted clothes make cash

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Cast offs from fashionistas chasing the latest trends spell good news for a children’s charity, which will have an £8,495 boost thanks to donations of unwanted clothes.

Lincolnshire Co-op hosts Salvation Army clothing collection points at 29 of its outlets including in Spalding.

In the last six months people have filled the banks with more than 45,000 tonnes of unwanted clothing worth £16,990.

Fifty per cent of this is being donated to Lincolnshire Co-op’s Charity of the Year, When You Wish Upon A Star.

When You Wish Upon A Star is a regional charity which aims to make dreams come for children aged two to 16 who are suffering from life threatening or terminal illnesses.

Staff at Lincolnshire Co-op have now raised £24,359 for the charity by taking part in fundraising activities.

Regional Fundraising Manager for When You Wish Upon A Star, Joanne Heywood, said: “We’re delighted that Lincolnshire Co-op has managed to raise such an impressive total – this will go so far in helping to make dreams a reality for poorly children in our area. We hope people will continue to support staff in their fundraising events so we can help make magical memories for more of our wish children and their families.”