Oxfam launch appeal after fire ravages stock

Oxfam Staff - Emergency Stock Appeal
Oxfam Staff - Emergency Stock Appeal

OXFAM have launched an emergency appeal after a fire destroyed stock worth hundreds of thousands of pounds earlier this year.

The blaze at the charity’s Wastesaver recycling plant in Huddersfield made national headlines.

The disaster is described as the worst setback in Oxfam’s 69-year history.

Vihay Adhyaru, shop manager, said: “This is the biggest single loss of donations Oxfam has ever suffered, so we really need everyone in Rugby to dig through their cupboards and wardrobes for any unwanted clothes or accessories they might be able to spare to help us.”

The fire, which happened in May, wiped out the clothing stock held for Oxfam’s popular festivals shop, which last year raised £250,000.

The special outlet is scheduled to be at seven of this year’s biggest festivals, including Glastonbury, Leeds and Bestival.