9 Dec 2010

A local Children’s Society retail shop will be handed a large clothing donation from staff at the St Albans office of PwC next week (December 15).

The generous donation from the global professional services firm comes just in time for Christmas as staff from PwC have been emptying their cupboards and collecting mountains of stock that will really help raise funds for The Children’s Society. All proceeds will go towards helping disadvantaged children.

The retail shop is stocked completely by donations from the local community, and is the highest income The Children’s Society shop in the country. The charity’s 74 existing shops are a crucial component to it’s fundraising, grossing over £4 million last year alone.

“Support from large organisations is a rarity,” said Stephanie O’Connor, the shop’s manager. “The amount of items we’re getting will do a lot of good for the children and young people who need help.”

The volunteers at the St Albans shop and the rest of The Children’s Society are hoping this act of corporate kindness will inspire other local businesses to donate their unwanted or overstock possessions, contributing to their mission of making childhood better across the United Kingdom.

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  • To arrange an interview, picture opportunity or further information please contact; Paul Martin on 0207 841 4422 or email mea@childsoc.org.uk
  • The Children’s Society wants to create a society where children can be children, childhood is respected and every child is valued for who they are. Our approach is driven by our Christian values and by the voices of children and young people, who are at the heart of all we do.
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