Donations needed at Louth Cancer Research shop

Louth's Cancer Research shop is low on donations and the team is desperate for quality clothes, books, toys, DVDs and other household items for them to sell to support their life-saving research.

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The shop, in the Market Place, would particularly like more men’s accessories, books, media, and children’s toys.

A spokeswoman said: “We are not government funded, meaning every customer and donor who supports our shop is helping our scientists to save lives.

“Each bag that is donated could be worth £25, based on the average bag value, and if the donor is a UK tax payer and they say ‘Yes’ to Gift Aid we can claim 25p for every £1, meaning the bag value could rise to £31 which goes directly to supporting our ground-breaking work.

“In the 1970s, less than a quarter of people with cancer survived. But over the last 40 years, survival has doubled – today half will survive. Our ambition is to accelerate progress and see three-quarters of people surviving the disease within the next 20 years.”

• To offer your donations or support, visit the shop or call 01507 600547.