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Christmas clearance gives a boost to Barnardo’s

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A Westbury charity shop is encouraging people to browse for a bargain after it received hundreds of extra donations over the festive period.

The Barnardo’s store in Palomino Place, Westbury Leigh, has enjoyed some of its busiest weeks of the year. The team received more than 750 bags of donations in the three weeks after Christmas, including many new items such as clothes, books, toys and games.

The charity is now inviting residents to visit the store and take advantage of a range of special offers, raising money to support its vital work with some of the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people.

Barnardo’s store associate Georgia Holder said, “We’re sincerely grateful to everyone who donated items over the Christmas period.

“It’s one of our busiest times of the year, when people either want to make space for new presents or give away gifts which were unsuitable.

“So we have lots of brand new items including clothes which have never been worn and books which have never been read.

“Aside from the items donated by the local community, we also have a wide range of gifts from retail partners including new handbags, scarves, gloves, socks, slippers, umbrellas and other items.

“We also have a new range of refurbished CDs and DVDs available at just £1.99 each, or three for £4.99, and a large display of arts and crafts materials.

“It’s the best time of year to visit us in search of a bargain!”

The Barnardo’s store, on the same rank of shops as the Tesco Express, is open Monday-Saturday from 9am-5pm and on Sundays from 10am-4pm.

The team always welcome donations of good-quality clothes, books, toys, games, CDs, DVDs, bric-a-brac and accessories, as well as offers of help from potential volunteers. Call (01373) 822515.

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