Donation Station raises huge sum

Donation Station success at Swan Walk Shopping Centre, Horsham SUS-150515-102511001
Donation Station success at Swan Walk Shopping Centre, Horsham SUS-150515-102511001

An amazing 818 bags of good quality clothes, homewares, books, DVD’s and CD’s were donated by Swan Walk Shopping Centre customers during the 2015 Cancer Research UK Donation Station held in the centre from 16th to 26th April - raising £20,450 in just 10 days!

“The Donation Station is a key element of our community engagement activity as well as being the ultimate way to recycle;” said Gill Buchanan, Swan Walk Centre Manager.

“This year’s result is another great success and we have now raised well in excess of £100,000 for Cancer Research UK.

“I cannot thank our customers enough as without their loyal support over the years none of this would have been possible. I am also very grateful to the East Street Cancer Research UK team who do all the hard work collecting and sorting through all the bags.

“We continue to work closely with West Sussex County Times Community Award winner Victoria Godfrey and her team and all the donations are used to stock the Horsham Cancer Research UK stores in the first instance. I believe that this local link has led to the growing support for what had become an annual event for the whole town.

“This result is even more special as Victoria and her team have also just won the Cancer Research UK ‘Store of the Year’ award so 2015 really is a year to celebrate.”

Report and picture contributed by Swan Walk Shopping Centre.