Hailsham Mind Charity shop appeals for donations this Christmas

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THE MIND CHARITY shop in Hailsham is calling on residents to give a gift to someone they don’t know this Christmas by donating an item to the store during their usual Christmas shopping trips.

Clothes, accessories, books and all kinds of gifts are needed by the shop located in the High Street.

Rita Hesling, shop manager, said: “Christmas is a time when many of us are thinking about how we can give to charity as well as what to give to each other.

“We’re thrilled that people are coming into the store to pick up gifts and stocking fillers for loved ones.

“Even if you’re not planning on buying from the charity this year, we’re asking residents to drop in and make a donation - essentially adding someone they don’t know to their Christmas shopping list.”

The Hailsham shop relies on residents’ generosity for more than 95 per cent of all its donations and every bag dropped off has a cash equivalent of £20 once it has been converted to saleable stock.

The proceeds go to fund the charity’s critical work such as Mind’s helpline MindInfoline, information and advice services and the campaigning Mind does to secure a better life for people with mental health problems.