People are being encouraged to donate their unwanted denim clothing and accessories to St Elizabeth Hospice during Ditch your Denim month which runs throughout May.
Any items – such as jeans, denim jackets, denim shirts, skirts, dresses, bags or even hats – are being sought by St Elizabeth Hospice shops across Suffolk.
They will then be resold in our shops, with all proceeds going to help fund St Elizabeth Hospice services.
St Elizabeth Hospice’s retail sales manager Jason Rudderham said: “Denim is in fashion at the moment and there is high demand for second hand items particularly vintage stock. We thought it would be great to have a month long campaign in May to make a call for people to donate the denim they no longer wear.
“We can then resell it in our shops and tap in to the demand for denim clothes – whilst raising money for St Elizabeth Hospice at the same time.”
Donations will be accepted at St Elizabeth Hospice’s 12 shops in Ipswich, Felixstowe, Hadleigh, Woodbridge, Saxmundham, Leiston and Stowmarket, as well as the distribution centre, where there is plenty of parking, in Rapier Street, Ipswich. They will also be accepted in the new Framlingham shop which is due to open on May 13.
St Elizabeth Hospice is an independent charity which costs £6.6m a year to run and provides services free of charge to patients and their families in East Suffolk.
It relies on fundraising and donations to meet these costs and the income generated by the shops is crucial.
Find your nearest shop here or call 01473 723600.