Eastbourne is the second most generous town in the UK

Charity donation SUS-150828-140947001
Charity donation SUS-150828-140947001

The people of Eastbourne have been digging deep for charity this year

According to self storage company Safestore, the town came second only to Preston in the UK during its appeal to collect unwanted goods for disabled charity Scope’s nationwide Great Donate stock appeal in July.

A total of 120 bags were donated to Safestore in Eastbourne by local people.

This is nearly 10 per cent of the 1,461 UK total and equates to £2,400 based on an estimation that each bag could be worth £20.

Safestore asked local people for donations of quality clothes, books, toys and household goods for the month long ‘Great Donate’ challenge.

Branches also competed with each other to see which of its 97 centres could fill the largest amount of storage space with donated stock.

Chris Young, manager of Safestore in Eastbourne, said, “We are thrilled to collect so many bags from our local community who gave so generously.

“This is our fifth year of supporting Scope’s stock donation appeal and it was great to see the huge amount of collected items for them.

“The proceeds from the sale of these items will raise essential funds for Scope’s valuable work supporting disabled people and their families in our area.”

Sasha Phillips, stock generation manager at Scope, said, “Scope would like to say a massive thank you to all the staff and customers of Safestore in Eastbourne for their support.

“All the stock received through the Great Donate will be sold in local Scope shops and all funds raised will continue to fund our important work with disabled people and their families.

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