Uttlesford council employees support St Clare stock drive

PUBLISHED: 13:29 08 November 2013 | UPDATED: 13:29 08 November 2013

UDC leader Cllr Jim Ketteridge and UDC chief executive John Mitchell with St Clare volunteer van drivers Martin and Paul.

UDC leader Cllr Jim Ketteridge and UDC chief executive John Mitchell with St Clare volunteer van drivers Martin and Paul.

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Staff at Uttlesford District Council have been raiding their cupboards to help support St Clare Hospice’s seven charity shops.

We were absolutely thrilled by the response from council employees to our stock appeal, with about 100 bags and boxes of pre-loved items donated in just two days! Items ranged from clothes, bags and shoes to children’s toys, books, bric-a-brac and even a hockey stick.

Volunteer van drivers Paul and Martin stopped at the civic offices in Saffron Walden last week to collect the donations from council leader Cllr Jim Ketteridge and chief executive John Mitchell.

St Clare Hospice retail sales manager Fiona Eaton said: “We were absolutely delighted with the amount donated by the staff at Uttlesford District Council – they really rose to the challenge and their generosity has given our stock levels a big boost.

“Our shops are an important source of income and it’s wonderful to have so many new good quality donations that we can sell to raise money for St Clare.”

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