Oxfam appeals for help

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OXFAM launched its first ever national emergency appeal for stock donations this week, following the biggest loss of donations in its 69-year history.

A fire last month destroyed Wastesaver, Oxfam’s unique sorting and recycling facility in Huddersfield, which has created a stock crisis throughout its charity shop network.

The Oxfam store in Brentgovel Street, Bury St Edmunds, is in urgent need of clothes donations, particularly vintage fashion, while the St John’s Street store needs donations of CDs, DVDs and vinyls.

Volunteers are also needed to help with book banks in Bury. Someone with a car and a spare two hours once a fortnight is needed.

Meanwhile, people who would like to obtain National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) can get free training at Bury’s St John’s store, which is able to offer the training through use of an external agency.

There is also valuable work experience to be gained, with two team leader positions available, as well as vacancies for sorting music and book stocks as they come into the store.

For more information or to get involved email Debs at: oxfamshopf2612@oxfam.org.uk or call 01284 706613.