Donate unwanted items to Oxfam - and double their value

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Oxfam is calling on people to donate their unwanted items to one of its shops.

For an added incentive, and for the first time, every pound raised from the items throughout January, February and March will be doubled thanks to the government.

The initiative is part of Oxfam’s Mother Appeal to raise money and help women around the world lift their families out of poverty for good.

Running until Mother’s Day on March 30, the appeal encourages people to celebrate motherhood the world over and hopes to raise over £10million for Oxfam’s work. The 51 Oxfam shops in Scotland including stores in Milngavie, Bearsden and Bishopbriggs - include specialist music and book stores, as well as boutique and DIY shops which focus on fashion and vintage.

Most also stock a range of bric a brac – all of which come from public donations.

Jamie Livingstone, Acting Head of Oxfam Scotland, said: “January is the perfect time for a clear out and we can turn your good quality unwanted items into cash to fund Oxfam’s work fighting poverty around the world. And even better, thanks to the government, all the money raised from the Scottish public’s generous donations will be doubled, doubling the amazing difference you’re making.”

People are also able to ‘shwop’ their unwanted clothes at their local Marks & Spencer store as all donations are then passed to Oxfam.

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