Little Green Charity Shop at it again with donation of £2,500 to The Fire Fighters Charity

Brenda Buck (volunteer at Murray Street charity shop) is given a fireman's lift by (left to right) Firefighter Graeme Waller, Watch Manager Jason Wood and Firefighters Darren Lane and Steven Novak.
Brenda Buck (volunteer at Murray Street charity shop) is given a fireman's lift by (left to right) Firefighter Graeme Waller, Watch Manager Jason Wood and Firefighters Darren Lane and Steven Novak.
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THE kind volunteers at the Little Green Charity Shop are at it again.

This time, the selfless ladies have handed over £2,500 to The Fire Fighters Charity – taking their donation total to £4,000 in the same week.

Cleveland Fire Brigade firefighters went along to the charity shop, in Murray Street, and received the cash which will all go directly to the charity, which supports injured fire officers and their families.

Andy Witham, manager at a number of stations throughout the area, said: “This is not the first time that The Firefighters Charity has received a donation from the shop, and we are extremely grateful once more for their generosity.

“We want to thank the volunteers who work there and those who have donated to the shop and purchased items.

“It was great to meet the staff in person, and be awarded the huge amount of money.”

The dedicated ladies in the charity shop featured in the Mail only last week after handing over £1,500 to Paige Evans, the youngster who suffers with a number of conditions.

Brenda Buck, 68, a volunteer at the shop for more than 20 years, said: “We wouldn’t be able to donate money to help such worthy causes like The Fire Fighters Charity without the help from our customers, not only the ones who kindly donate but also the ones who come into the shop and make purchases, so I would like to say a big thankyou to all of them.”

The shop has supported various charities and made more than £250,000 worth of donations to causes including Macmillan Nurses, Springwell School and the Great North Air Ambulance.

Andy added: “The charity really appreciates any support or donations they receive and are reliant on generosity of the public.

“Over the many years I have served, they have been invaluable in assisting serving and retired staff and their families to better health and improving quality of life.”