Local Residents De-Clutter For Charity
Residents in Melbourne have answered the call and donated their old mobile phones to support a local charity’s fundraising appeal.
Derby-based Safe and Sound supports children and young people who are victims of or at risk of child exploitation – including sexual, County Lines, Modern Slavery and trafficking – and their families.
A major part of the charity’s Butterfly Appeal to enable the expansion of services across Derbyshire has been a joint initiative with Sinfin-based Century Mobile and intu Derby shopping centre.
During lockdown, households are being encouraged to dig out handsets and keep them until they can be dropped off at intu Derby or collected by Century Mobile who then arrange recycling with proceeds donated to Safe and Sound.
The appeal was recently promoted around Melbourne as part of the village’s inclusion in ‘Stay at Home Motor Show’ with classic car owners displaying vehicles in their driveway to be admired by passers-by.
Safe and Sound Head of Fundraising Tom Stanyard who is also a classic car owner, explained: “We put out a plea for people who are spending this time in lockdown clearing and tidying out their homes to donate their unwanted devices and we have had a great response – particularly from residents in Melbourne and the surrounding area.
“The ‘Stay at Home Motor Show’ was a particularly great ‘vehicle’ to promote the charity. As well as receiving pledges to donate unwanted devices, passers-by admiring the classic cars donated just over £100 to Safe and Sound which is much appreciated.”
For more information about Safe and Sound and how to support the charity’s work, please visit www.safeandsoundgroup.org.uk and follow on social media channels.