Team members at the Wilkinson’s Maypole are encouraging customers to help them support their regional charity of the year, Macmillan Cancer Support, in the coming weeks.
From Tuesday 5th March until Tuesday 30th April, a clothes collection point will be available in each store for customers and team members to donate their unwanted clothing to the worthy cause.
The Bags of Support project, organised by Clothes Aid, aims to raise vital funds for Macmillan Cancer Support by recycling clothes. The Maypole and Kings Heath stores are just two of 102 Wilkinson stores supporting the scheme throughout March and April.
The Wilkinsons stores are looking for good quality high street clothes, shoes, belts, accessories and household linen as donations, and for every tonne of items collected, at least £300 will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.
Julie Nightingale, store manager at Wilkinson in Maypole, said: “We really hope our loyal customers can help us with this fundraiser, as we believe everyone must have at least one item of clothing they can recycle.
“Whether it’s a coat you don’t wear anymore or something the kids have grown out of, it can all be recycled for Macmillan Cancer Support, rather than ending up in landfill.”
Catriona Munn, account manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “We are very grateful to the Maypole and Kings Heath stores for once again getting behind our charity. Any money raised through this Bags of Support activity will go a long way to helping people in our local area to cope with cancer.
“Recycling clothes is one of the simplest ways to raise funds and we hope that Wilkinsons’ customers can help us reach our fundraising total. All money raised will help the Macmillan team ensure that no one faces cancer alone and that we are there for people affected by cancer every step of the way.”
Wilkinson stores in Northfield and Acocks Green will also have a clothes collection point in store until Tuesday 30th April, as part of the Bags of Support scheme.
A family owned firm after more than 80 years of trading, JK Wilkinson opened the first store on Charnwood Street, Leicester, in 1930. The company’s portfolio has expanded significantly over the eight decades that have followed and there are currently 372 stores across the UK, including 10 in Scotland.
Serving over 178 million customers each year and selling over 25,000 product lines, including health & beauty, cleaning products, seasonal essentials and homewares both in store and online at Wilko.com, Wilkinsons is dedicated to providing its customers with high quality products, choice and first class, friendly service.
Wilkinsons is committed to Britain’s high streets and prides itself on being a community focused retailer, actively supporting local charities, community groups and empowering its team members to support great causes that are locally important to them.
To find out more about Macmillan Cancer Support or for support, please visit www.macmillan.org.uk or call 0808 808 00 00 free Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm.