Do a wardrobe check for charity

A CHARITY is urging Hartlepool people to rummage through their wardrobes and hand over unwanted clothes.

Barnardo’s North East wants to raise funds for children who have been victims of sexual exploitation and they are hoping to do it with donations of clothes.

Leading the plea for help is Barnardo’s Celebrity Ambassador Michelle Collins who urged people to make donations of ladies fashion and accessories for the charity’s 23 shops across the North East, which includes one at Carlton Corner, in York Road, Hartlepool.

Coronation Street star and fashion-lover Michelle said: “I bet I’m not the only one who has a few great items that they hardly wear but that would be perfect for someone else.”

Barnardo’s North East Area Business Manager David Abdale said: “At present, we are particularly looking for ladies wear and accessories, but we are always happy to receive all donations to our stores which couldn’t survive without the kind donations of the public.

“Profits from Barnardo’s fund the charity’s services for children in great need of help, including those being targeted, groomed and then manipulated. This year, through its Cut Them Free campaign Barnardo’s is hoping to double its outreach and support to young victims of sexual exploitation”.