Supermarket clothes donation is boost to Birmingham charity
Published by kerri smith for Reach the People Charity in Housing and also in Communities
A donation of clothes to a city charity which supports vulnerable people across the region means people with learning disabilities can look forward to days out and other treats.
Trident Reach the People Charity has been given the clothes by the Aston branch of Tesco and will use them to raise funds to help pay for activities including a Christmas party for customers of its service supporting people with a learning disability.
The clothes will be offered to Trident Reach’s customers in return for a small donation, to assist people with very little disposable income, therefore benefiting those in greatest need.
George Mandonga, Service Lead at Trident Reach, said: “It’s a win-win situation as it benefits our fundraising and it helps our customers as they get some new clothes.
“We will then use the money for activities in the learning disability service, including taking people out for meaningful activities that increase inclusion, physical activity and towards the Christmas party. We’ve had other generous donations of clothes from Tesco and we’ve raised around £400 each time”.
Trident Reach supports people with learning disabilities in and around Birmingham and Dudley to lead as independent lives as possible and George says their customers will also benefit from being involved in running the event.
“They will be involved in things like sorting the clothes and collecting the money. It will be good experience and everyone will enjoy it,” he added.
Mark Van Beeumen, Community Champion at Tesco Aston, said: “We’re so pleased that we’ve been able to help out Trident Reach. It’s really important to us that we’re involved in the local community, and we hope that the money raised from the sale of the clothes will mean they can throw a wonderful Christmas party.”
For more information about Trident Reach’s work and how to get involved, contact 0121 226 5800.