Thanks a million! - Clothes Aid 2024

Thanks a million!

What’s covered in argyle, stripes and spots, could fill a washing line from Rugby to Rome and back, whilst raising over £1million for Macmillan Cancer Support? It’s the clothing donations that Clothes Aid have collected!

Since 2013 we’ve been partnered with Macmillan Cancer Support, raising money by collecting the UK’s forgotten fleeces, leftover leggings and surplus shorts and now these donations have surpassed the seven-figure mark – so thanks a million!

Here at Clothes Aid we’re bursting at the seams with pride; not only £1million is a fantastic sum of money to raise, which will support the essential work that Macmillan does, but it also means that we have saved over 4 million garments from being sent to landfill, so that they can be loved again. Every year an estimated £140million worth of clothing is thrown away in the UK* and we’re doing our vest to bring that figure down.

Thanks to your 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. £1million 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.

If you have any good quality, but forgotten-about clothing you’d like to donate, please get in touch via the Contact Us page or call our helpline on 020 7288 8545.

Check out this infographic the lovely team at Macmillan have created to celebrate!
* WRAP report, Valuing our Clothes, 2012