Swanswell fundraiser helps residents clear out the clutter
24 October 2013
With Christmas a matter of months away, Swanswell’s giving people in Coventry and Warwickshire a chance to clear out the clutter while helping to raise money for a good cause.
The national recovery charity, which wants to achieve a society free from problem alcohol and drug use, is running a stall at a car boot sale on Sunday 24 November 2013 at the Xcel Leisure Centre in Canley, Coventry, between 8.30am and 12.30pm.
Swanswell’s appealing for donations of spare items to sell on the stall including clothes, toys and books, which will be available to anyone wanting to pick up a bargain. All proceeds from the stall will go towards developing its services.
In Coventry and Warwickshire, Swanswell runs the Independent Living Service, which helps people affected by substance misuse with a range of non-clinical issues such as housing, debt, benefits, budgeting and help gaining paid employment.
Russell Johnson, Operations Manager for Swanswell’s Independent Living Service, said: ‘People will often have a clear out of old clothes or toys for example in the run up to Christmas when they replace them with new ones, so we’d like help give those items a new home while helping to improve the lives of others at the same time.
‘We’d welcome anything from clothes and toys to books and DVDs – whatever people can spare . Unfortunately though, we can’t accept electrical items or livestock.
‘Our stall will also be a great opportunity to pick up a bargain – all money raised will go towards helping local residents using our services to get their lives back on track, improving family life and ensuring a prolonged, effective recovery.’
To donate items to the stall, please take them to Swanswell’s office on Norton Street, Coventry, between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, by 15 November 2013, or call 02476 226 619.