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Charities accepting donations August 2020


Children in Distress: www.childrenindistress.org
I have spoken to Trish Witcomb from the Keyworth and Ruddington Club. She recently had a collection by Children in Distress so her garage is now empty and ready to accept donations of knitted clothes and blankets, good quality clothes for children from birth to nineteen. Margaret Curtis is happy to take things to Trish if you can get them to her, so am I, or you can take them yourself.
Trish also said that the Love in a box, Christmas Shoe Box scheme is going ahead this year. There is a new leaflet being printed now, but the boxes are still for any age newborn to nineteen - boy or girl and elderly man or woman.
Shoe boxes are definitely preferred, but if people are unable to obtain one a fabric bag finished size 12"x15" is possible. Also there is a firm called www.bagnboxman who sells white flat folding boxes - but Trish issued a warning about checking postage costs. Boxes are collected from Trish early November.
A Christmas shoe box or bag is perhaps something that members could do in the present circumstances. If you or club members are interested please contact Trish for the necessary leaflet:


Derbyshire Refugee Solidarity: derbyshirerefugeesolidarity.org
This is based at St. Anne’s Church, Whitecross Street, Derby DE1 3NE.
To drop off donations you need to contact Steve Cooke 07881615750 or Julie James 07790900017. They seem to be happy to take anything, but it is worth looking at their website for things that they are particularly keen to receive.
Or June Gaunt from the Heanor Club says she has recently had a collection by the charity so now has room and is happy to act as a collection point. June has asked that if you do not have her telephone number you contact me and I will ask her to phone you.


InterCare: intercare.org.uk
They reopened at the beginning of July, but are only working part time. They did send a container to Malawi on 16th July. Carol says they are now receiving knitted clothes for young children and blankets. All the other things they collect are listed on our District web site.

NPAC: www.npac.org.uk
On Monday people were able to confirm that NPAC has also reopened and has recently sent out a container. Since then Rosemary Wilson from the Mansfield Club has been in touch with them and the next planned container is due to go out in mid August. Rosemary has very kindly said she is happy to act as a collection point and NPAC will pick up from her. Rosemary will let us know details when they are finalised.

Stamps: InterCare, June Gaunt, SPANA, The Leprosy Mission take used stamps. All the charities need stamps cut with a ¼” border to protect the stamp.

InterCare are happy to receive used cartridges as are cartridges4charity.co.uk (specifically for malaria prevention)
All of the above would be happy to receive monetary donations!



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