Make A Difference Day – Feedback

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Well, we did it! Donate Don’t Dump took place on Friday and Saturday at Swadlincote Town Hall as our local contribution to Make A Difference Day 2009.

Make A Difference Day Volunteers

Make A Difference Day Volunteers

We asked people to donate good quality, saleable items that were sorted by a great team of volunteers and distributed to three local charity shops. At the end of a busy morning, Queens Hospital League of Friends in Burton had a Land Rover full of items, while the Cancer Research UK and Age Concern Derbyshire shops in Swadlincote shared the huge pile of clothes. Donations came in from staff at South Derbyshire CVS, South Debyshire District council and from members of the public. Donate Don’t Dump was one of the council first Employer Supported Volunteering projects and we are delighted at the excellent response we had from council staff.

Make A Difference Day - Volunteers sorting donated clothes

Make A Difference Day - Volunteers sorting donated clothes

The Air Training Corps 1211 Squadron were one of our key partners in the success of this event, with their young people helping in every aspect of the sorting, fetching and carrying. The ATC also ran a book  and cake sale in conjunction with the event to raise funds for a number of charities that had been the focus of their fundraising efforts over the past few months. Their band also played in Swadlincote Market Place, which also helped to draw attention to the activities and to Make A Difference Day.

Make A Difference Day - The ATC cake and book stall

Make A Difference Day - The ATC cake and book stall

We estimate that several thousand pounds worth of clothing, books, toys and household items were donated, sorted and distributed on Saturday.

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