Oldhamers asked to Clear out their Closets

Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end

Scott Adams

During National Recycling Week (18-24th June) Emanuel Whittaker called upon the good people of Oldham to help them support The Christie and Dr Kershaw’s Hospice.

Rukhsana Nabi, Business Development Manager for the company said:  “We have already asked our 106 staff to clear out their closets to help support The Christie’s charity shop in Prestwich – and already the unwanted clothes are flooding in.

“Then we thought how National Recycling Week would be a great opportunity for everyone in Oldham to have clear out.  We can then take everyone’s unwanted clothing and shoes to The Christie for them.

“What’s more as well as helping The Christie who keep the profit from any sales of the clothes, anyone who donates will also be supporting Oldham’s very own Dr Kershaw’s hospice.  The clothes will be weighed and totted up and any money raised from the items we take to the shop will go towards both of these well loved charities – our nominated charities this year.”

The unwanted clothing, underwear, shoes, boots, handbags, purses, belts, scarves, hats, jackets and coats were weighed in at almost 60 kilos, and raised another £30 for our charities.

Phil Geller, Charity Services Director said:  “We just want to say a massive thank you to all the staff at Emanuel Whittaker for supporting the Christie in this new and exciting scheme. Cash in the Closet shops provide a new way to donate your unwanted clothing and raise vital funds for cancer patients across the north west.”