29 Mar 2012

Businessman Brendan Ainscough handed over the keys of a brand new charity van at our charity shop in Chorley on Wednesday, 21 March.

Ainscough Vanguard, a Wigan-based industrial services company, donated over £16,000 for the purchase of the new van. The vehicle will be used to collect large donations and to shift stock between The Children's Society's 15 charity shops in the northwest.

Denise Trafford, manager of the Chorley store, said: 'When it arrived, the volunteers just could not believe their eyes and it has created such a feel good factor among the team because we really didn’t know what we were going to do about our old van which was on its last legs.'

Helping vulnerable and disadvantaged young people

Regional manager Debbie Schwarzer said: 'Having the new van will enable us to collect more stock and generate money to help the hundreds of vulnerable and disadvantaged young people we support, all thanks to Brendan and his generous gift.'

Money raised from sales at our shops goes directly to help provide support for some of the most vulnerable children and young people through our specialist services and children's centres.

If you would like to make a stock donation or would like to volunteer in the shop, please contact the shop manager, Denise, on 01257 264501.

The Children’s Society shop in Chorley can be found at 5 Flat Iron Parade, Chorley, Lancaster, PR7 1BY.


Media enquiries

For more information please contact Paul Martin in the media team on 020 7841 4422 or paul.martin@childrenssociety.org.uk.


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Notes to editors

The Children’s Society wants to create a society where children and young people are valued, respected and happy. We are committed to helping vulnerable and disadvantaged young people, including children in care and young runaways. We give a voice to disabled children, help young refugees to rebuild their lives and provide relief for young carers. Through our campaigns and research, we seek to influence policy and perceptions so that young people have a better chance in life.