Charity shops aim to keep Redbridge warm this winter

PUBLISHED: 14:27 04 November 2016 | UPDATED: 14:37 04 November 2016

Barnado's shops in Redbridge are stocking up on winter woollies

Barnado's shops in Redbridge are stocking up on winter woollies


A number of children’s charity shops are stocking up on woolly items and accessories to help families stay warm without forking out a fortune on clothing.

The four Barnardo’s stores in Redbridge expect to see a large increase in demand for men’s, women’s and children’s winter clothing as the temperature drops heading into the winter months.

Diane Green, Barnardo’s retail area business manager, also called on the community to donate any unwanted toys in the run up to Christmas.

“Our shops in Wanstead, South Woodford, Barkingside and Chigwell are great places to find everything you need as the mercury drops, especially winter woollies, coats, jumpers, gloves, scarves and hats which will fly off the shelves as we all swap our wardrobes over,” said Diane.

“As well as encouraging shoppers to come in and see our winter range, we are also appealing to the community to raid those toy chests of any pre-loved toys their children and grandchildren no longer play with.

“With Christmas on the horizon, it allows families to clear space, and also helps us to stock up on toys to sell during the festive season.”

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