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People urged not to leave charity donations on the street

As shops are closed donations are being left on the street and outside donation bins which in most cases results in the items being unsuable.

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 5:45am 1st May 2020. 2-minute read.

People urged not to leave charity donations on the street

Buckinghamshire residents are being urged not to leave donations outside charity shops and bins. 

Many charity shops have had to furlough staff with shops closed, meaning the collection of donations has almost completely stopped. 

Because of this many charities including here in Aylesbury are asking people not to leave bags of donations outside.

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Lily from the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity says:

"It comes from kindness. people are trying to support us and obviously people are busy sorting at home and want to donate which is a brilliant thing. It's just that nearly every charities furloughed their staff and have got their shops closed so logistically we're not able to deal with them."

This means the the piles of bags grow, some are rummaged through and many get wet. 

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One clothes bin has been taped off

The clothes and other items are then unusable for the charity. 

Lily says the best thing to do is keep items for now: 

"We will really need them when we open our shops because we've had several weeks of no donations. So if people can keep them safe and dry inside that would be best for which every charity people want to support."

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