Flood-hit charity starting to build up stock for winter

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AN EASTBOURNE charity shop affected by flooding is calling for donations to help it restock in time for winter.

Cat Protection in Seaside Road lost its reserve of autumn and winter clothing, a large amount of books and bric-a-brac when there was a flood in the building last year.

Volunteers at the shop are now in need of donations to fill the store in time for the cooler weather.

The charity that helps to raise funds for the re-homing and neutering of stray or abandoned cats has noticed a marked drop in the quantity of donations coming through its doors.

Liz Cunningham, shop manager, said, “This could well be down to the current financial climate and the public selling their unwanted items via internet sites such as eBay and through boot fairs.

“My staff are working tirelessly to raise as much as possible for the cats and we need stock so we can carry on this vital work.”

The shop is also looking for a qualified electrician who would be willing to donate their time to testing the electrical goods donated to the charity.

Cat Protection makes it easy to donate unwanted items by arranging home collections.

For more information or to make a donation visit the shop at 14 Seaside Road or call on 733888.