Menu

Penwortham scout group clear out to raise Ukraine funds

Posted on - 13th March, 2022 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Penwortham, Proud Preston, South Ribble News
Young people have been donating things to help those in Ukraine

Beavers from the 5th Penwortham URC Scout Group have given bags of help to Lancashire Teaching Hospital Charity’s Children’s Appeal and to organisations working to help young Ukrainian refugees.

Advertisement

The youngsters – with the help of their families – held a sort-out of their wardrobes and drawers, bagging items of clothing and footwear that no longer fit.

The bags were taken to Instant Cash 4 Clothes in Blackpool Road, Preston, which based on the bags’ weight, valued
their items at £60 cash.

Read more: Plant Preston launches with everyone encouraged to plant a tree

Visitors to the store can choose to either take the cash or, like the Beavers, donate it to the Children’s Appeal, which has a £1 million target to buy a range of equipment to make the children’s in and out-patients at both Royal Preston and Chorley District General Hospitals, as well as other local centres managed by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, better for young patients.

The store is currently also supporting Ukrainian relief efforts so has forwarded the bags to Poland for Ukrainian refugees.

Children’s Appeal fundraiser Lucy Clark said: “A massive thank you to all at 5th Penwortham Scout Group for getting involved with this.

“It’s fantastic to see all the children and their families supporting us to help other families. By offering local pick-ups, Instant Cash 4 Clothes are really helping to make it as easy as possible to have a clear out and donate.”

To watch a video explaining the Children’s Appeal, become involved or make a donation, go to
www.lthcharity.org.uk/childrensappeal



Read moreSee the latest Preston news and headlines

Share
Preston in pictures Sunny DaysTelephone Boxes, Market Street, PrestonMarket Street PrestonPintxos, PrestonGrowler 37610Lane Ends, PrestonLost RailwayFish & Chips View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's weekly newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday rounding up our best content from the last week and a look ahead to what's happening.

Advertisement News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Advertisement Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.