August 2012: BHS and Clothes Aid launch national NSPCC collection scheme
After the successful pilot in June, BHS and Clothes Aid are launching a national clothes clear-out to support the NSPCC.
To mark the launch of the new Autumn Winter collections and the start of BHS’s Back to School campaign, the retailer is inviting families across the UK to fill a bag and in return shoppers will receive a £5* voucher to spend in-store. The NSPCC will receive £300 for every tonne of clothing collected, the equivalent of around 200 bags.
To take part, members of the public should fill a large bag with their unwanted clothes, shoes, belts and bags, and call Clothes Aid’s helpline on 08450 722 780 to arrange a convenient collection time. A £5 BHS shopping voucher will be given for each full bag of clothing collected.
Emma Taylor, Corporate Fundraising Manager at the NSPCC said: “Clearing out old clothes is a great way for people to support the NSPCC. The charity relies on the generosity of the general public and the money raised through this fantastic promotion will help the NSPCC to continue to protect vulnerable children.”
Since 2006, BHS has raised over £1million for the NSPCC and has committed to continue to raise money through 2012/2013.
The scheme will run until 31 September 2012 and BHS vouchers can be redeemed until 31 October 2012.
*£5 on a minimum spend of £25