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Wicklow charity shop appeals for ‘Spring Clean’ donations from households


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The Enable Ireland charity shop on Main Street Bray.

Enable Ireland are asking the public to support their annual Spring clean campaign by decluttering their homes and donating items to their charity shop on Main Street in Bray.

110,000 tonnes of post-consumer textile waste is collected annually in Ireland and donations from the public will help reduce this waste and contribute to sustainable fashion. In 2023, Enable Ireland textile banks recycled over 1,930 tonnes of donated clothing. All donations that are not resold or recycled, are further recycled or repurposed by Enable Ireland’s recycling partners.

Commenting on this year’s campaign, Oonagh O’Connor, Commercial Manager at Enable Ireland said: “We hope even more people from Bray will join our Spring Clean campaign this year. A good decluttering has so many benefits. For the home, your health, and your mind. But by donating rather than discarding you can benefit our vital services and the environment too.

“We’re asking people to go through their wardrobes, kitchen presses, and chest of drawers. What may no longer have use for you, could be exactly what someone else is looking for. Give your unwanted items a second life.”

Enable Ireland is accepting donations of items at their shop on Main Street, Bray. Members of the public can also donate to one of the charities’ 174 textile banks located across the country. Alternatively, to any TK Maxx store nationwide, or directly into any Enable Ireland charity shop.

Donations which will be accepted in Bray include clean, good-quality clothes, shoes, handbags, and accessories. They also accept towels, linens, homeware, glassware, collectables, books, loose toys and unwanted gifts. The charity cannot accept donations of electrical items, dirty or soiled items, broken items, mattresses, duvets or pillows due to the high cost of disposal.

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