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City’s charity shop sends a desperate plea for donations and gift aid funds

A popular charity shop in the city centre is urgently calling on the community’s help.


This May, the Age UK shop in Crane Street, Chichester, needs people’s support to raise much needed funds to support the charity’s work with older people.


To do this, the shop is urging everyone in Chichester to donate their unwanted quality items and to ask the shop manager to sign them up to Gift Aid when they do so.


Gift Aid is a way for Age UK to make donations go further and in turn make later life better, as it increases the value of donations by 25 per cent.


Shop manager, Kathy Manouch, said: “All people need to do is fill in a simple Gift Aid form when they take their donations to the shop, which takes less than a minute.


“It is free to sign up and you only have to do it once. The only requirement is that you are a UK taxpayer. Signing up to Gift Aid means that Age UK will receive an extra 25p from the government for every £1 raised from donations.”


The shop accepts quality donations such as clothing, accessories, household items, books and toys, all of which are sold on to be loved again. Money helps fund the charity’s work including its free advice line (open 365 days a year), campaigns and essential services in their communities.


“Please do bring your donations into the Age UK Chichester shop and sign up to Gift Aid this May. One of our team will provide you with a Gift Aid form and will be happy to give you further information about the scheme if required.” added Kathy,

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