Chichester store invites shoppers to help NSPCC

BHS in Chichester is joining stores across Sussex to mark the launch of their new autumn collections and Back to School campaign, by inviting families to clear-out their clothes to support the NSPCC.

For every bag of clothes donated via the NSPCC’s official partner Clothes Aid, BHS will give shoppers a £5 voucher to spend in-store.

The NSPCC will receive £300 for every tonne of clothing collected – the equivalent of around 200 bags.

Emma Taylor, corporate fundraising manager at the NSPCC said: “Clearing out old clothes is a great way for people to support the NSPCC.

“The charity relies on the generosity of the general public and the money raised through this fantastic promotion will help the NSPCC to continue to protect vulnerable children.”

The money raised by the new scheme could pay for more ChildLine counsellors to answer contacts from children by phone and online, help the NSPCC answer more calls from adults with concerns about a child, and enable the charity to develop its pioneering services for children who have suffered abuse and harm.

To take part, fill a large bag with unwanted clothes, shoes, belts and bags, and call Clothes Aid’s helpline on 08450 722 780 to arrange a convenient collection time.

A £5 BHS shopping voucher will be given for each full bag of clothing.