Managers, staff and tenants at Sheffield city centre heritage offices Aizlewood’s Mill have been clearing out cupboards and gathering goodies for Bluebell Wood children’s Hospice.
The Mill’s business centre manager Kate Levick came up with the idea to raise funds for the hospice when she heard several tenants talking about what a great cause it was.
“We regularly hold charity days for breast cancer, Movember and the like to build team spirit among our 30 tenants.
“We decided to encourage a spring clean by running a charity bag collection for the Bluebell Wood shops.
“Between us all and inspired by such a worthy cause, we collected an incredible 63 bags of clothes, bric-a-brac, books… even furniture and electricals which we are told could raise a total of almost £1,000.
“Folk said being able to simply bring the bags to work rather than make special journeys to the shops made their lives easier, so we plan to repeat the success by having a pre-Christmas clear out next.”
James Bower, retail manager at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, said:
“We are so grateful to have received so many donated items from staff at Aizlewood Mill.
“Each bag will raise on average £15 for Bluebell Wood.
“This will make a huge difference and help us continue our vital work with the children and families who need us most.
“We are urging more companies to follow in Aizlewood Mill’s footsteps and ask their staff to have a clear out for the hospice.
“We are so thankful for your second hand items, from unwanted clothes and books to your old furniture- every penny raised makes such a difference.
“If your company can help please contact us at the hospice on 01909 517 360 and we will pick up your bags or furniture.”