Clothing bin charity appeal

Les blackett store manager at Sainbury's Middle Warren holds the flap open at the clothing bank as fellow Sainburys employee Stephen Ronsby holds items to go into ity. Picture by FRANK REID
Les blackett store manager at Sainbury's Middle Warren holds the flap open at the clothing bank as fellow Sainburys employee Stephen Ronsby holds items to go into ity. Picture by FRANK REID

KIND-HEARTED supermarket staff are urging residents to donate unwanted items and help a charity.

Colleagues at the Sainsbury’s Middle Warren store, in Mulberry Rise, Hartlepool, got in touch with the Salvation Army and requested a clothing bin for their car park.

The bin has been in place for around a month and is already proving popular.

But staff are encouraging even more people to donate their unwanted clothes, shoes and jewellery to a good cause.

Once donated, the clothes are then re-used or sold on with all profits going to the Salvation Army.

Katie Lisle, PR ambassador at the Sainsbury’s Middle Warren store, said: “We thought it would be a fantastic idea to get the clothing bin in the car park and support an excellent cause.

“If people have unwanted clothes they can help out the Salvation Army by putting them in this clothing bin.

“Clothes, shoes, trainers and jewellery are all very gratefully accepted.

“The clothing bin is a permanent fixture in our car park now so hopefully people will continue to make good use of it.”