Two local charities are calling on residents of Diss and Garboldisham to ‘weed out your winter wardrobe’

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) is delighted to be working with The Salvation Army to launch a new clothing bank collection scheme. The first two containers have now been placed in Norfolk at the Saracens Head in Diss, and Garboldisham Recreation Ground with more planned for the future. Both charities are asking residents to have a good spring clear out and get rid of their unwanted winter woollies, and help out two great causes in the process

This is a new fundraising initiative for EAAA alongside The Salvation Army with all money raised from the clothing banks being divided equally between the two charities. The clothing banks will be managed by The Salvation Army, with the aim to increase donations for both charities. Further clothing banks will be placed in locations across East Anglia and situated in sites, such as; village halls, recycling centres, sports clubs, supermarkets, public house car parks, bus and train stations.

Stuart Wyle, Head of Community Fundraising, said: “This is a great opportunity to work with a new partner in the charity sector and benefit both causes from a joint venture. It gives our supporters another way of supporting us, and helps us to support local communities to recycle unwanted items.”

Left- Mike Preston, Corporate Fundraising Officer for EAAA, Right- Kirk Bradley, Key Account Manager at Salvation Army Trading Company

Kirk Bradley, Key Account Manager at Salvation Army Trading Company, said: “We are very pleased to be working alongside EAAA and believe it’s important that, as charities, we help each other where possible. This was a great opportunity for us to increase our clothing bank network and therefore help to raise more money for our respective charities”.

For more information about the initiative, including suggestions for new sites across Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire, please contact corporate@eaaa.org.uk or call 08450 669 999.