Recycle for Macmillan

SHOPPERS at Motherwell’s Wilkinson store are being encouraged to support the company’s regional charity of the year.

Until Tuesday, April 30, a clothes collection point will be at the Brandon Parade store for donations of unwanted clothing in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

The Bags of Support project, organised by Clothes Aid, aims to raise vital funds for the charity by recycling clothes and the Motherwell store is one of 102 Wilkinson stores supporting the scheme throughout March and April.

Wilkinson is looking for good quality clothes, shoes, accessories and household linen as donations, and for every tonne of items collected, at least £300 will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Geri Solomons, assistant store manager at Wilkinson in Motherwell, said: “We really hope our loyal customers can help us with this fundraiser, as we believe everyone must have at least one item of clothing they can recycle.

“Whether it’s a coat you don’t wear anymore or something the kids have grown out of, it can all be recycled for Macmillan Cancer Support, rather than ending up in landfill.”

Catriona Munn, account manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “We are very grateful to the Motherwell store for once again getting behind our charity. Any money raised through this Bags of Support activity will go a long way to helping people in our local area to cope with cancer.”