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Barnardo’s wants your ‘winter woollies’

THE Barnardo’s store in Melksham is asking residents to donate their pre-loved winter woollies in order to raise funds for vulnerable children.

Stocks of clothes such as coats, jumpers and scarves are selling fast as the weather turns colder. Therefore the store in Verbena Court, behind the Water Meadow restaurant, is keen to receive more winter clothing for both adults and children.

Barnardo’s manager Helen West said, “We really need people to look inside their wardrobes and dig out any good-quality coats, jumpers, and winter warmers that they haven’t worn for a while. This includes boots, gloves, hats and other items.

“We’d also welcome any accessories, toys, books and bric-a-brac to restock our shelves. Not only does the money raised help to fund our work with disadvantaged and vulnerable children, but our store also gives local families the opportunity to buy clothes and presents for Christmas at an affordable price.”

The Verbena Court store is open Monday-Saturday from 9am-5pm. Potential volunteers are also welcome. Call (01225) 436806.

Last year Barnardo’s supported more than 272,000 children, young people and families across the UK. Visit www.barnardos .org.uk