Kind-hearted people have donated enough clothes to stretch from Rugby to Rome to raise £1million for a cancer charity.
Since 2013 the UK’s forgotten fleeces, leftover leggings and surplus shorts have been collected from doorsteps by Clothes Aid, and now these donations have surpassed the seven-figure mark in fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support.
By reaching a figure of over £1million worth of donations, Clothes Aid has helped Macmillan Cancer Support to ensure that no one faces cancer alone and provides help for people with cancer, plus their families, carers and communities.
Macmillan also provides extra assistance, covering everything from medical care through to the practical, emotional and financial support that is offered on a daily basis.
The money raised could fund 19 Macmillan nurses for a year, or cover the costs of producing two million copies of The Cancer Guide, Macmillan’s booklet for people diagnosed with cancer to understand what help, support and treatments are available.
Will Gogerty, partnership development manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, was thrilled to reach the landmark. He said: “Everyone at Macmillan is delighted to reach the £1million mark, thanks to the kind donations from our supporters and everyone at Clothes Aid.”