The shop that keeps on giving

Margaret Mclean, Doreen Dixon, Shelia Boagey, Brian Langston, Shelia Boagey and Maurice Russel, Health & Saftey Officer for Hartlepool Utd.

Margaret Mclean, Doreen Dixon, Shelia Boagey, Brian Langston, Shelia Boagey and Maurice Russel, Health & Saftey Officer for Hartlepool Utd.

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A GROUP of dedicated volunteers have handed over yet another cash boost for charity.

The Little Green Shop in Murray Street, Hartlepool, has handed £5,000 to the Macmillan Cancer cause.

But that’s just one small fraction of the total raised by the shop, which is thought to have handed over at least £250,000 to worthy causes down the years.

The Macmillan donation is the latest boost to come from the shop, which is run by a group of retired women and has raised cash by selling used clothes and bric-a-brac.

The popular shop – also known as the Hospital Shop and which is an Aladdin’s cave of goods – sees the dedicated volunteers donating the cash raised every few months.

Liz Airey, fundraising manager for Macmillan, said: “We are extremely grateful to the Hospital Shop for this very generous donation, without the support we could not provide the help and support to people affected by cancer.”

Macmillan is urging people to support the charity’s biggest annual fundraising drive which comes up on Saturday, September 24.

It is holding its annual World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event in which it invites people to raise funds by encouraging people to have a cuppa in return for donations.

Liz added: “The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is a really fun event that is really easy to take part in, especially as you can tailor it to suit yourself.

“If you you’re unable to hold it on September 24, just pick another day. If you’re not keen on coffee and would rather have cocktails or even herbal tea, then that’s fine as well.

“All that matters is that you take part.”

To register to host a coffee morning visit: www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee or call 0845 070 1315.