Collection idea sparks donations in Thetford
Two charities have benefited from mounds of donations thanks to the innovative idea of a company worker.
David Young, who works for DHL in Thetford, collected more than 20 bags each for the British Heart Foundation and Barnardo's in the town, as well as a pallet each of furniture and electrical items.
It came after he decided to place a charity collection box at his Burrell Way office, in a bid for staff to bring in items they wished to donate - this included clothes, computers and even a trampoline.
The company also donated furniture following a refurbishment.
Mr Young, 33, a night shift supervisor with a role in corporate and social responsibility, said: 'It was an idea that came to me because we've all got bits and pieces lying around but don't do anything with them and I thought people were coming to work anyway so why not bring it with them.'
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The items were delivered to the British Heart Foundation, which has two shops in Thetford, and Barnardo's, which has a warehouse in the town. The collection box, set up at the beginning of August, will continue into next year.
'The British Heart Foundation was over the moon when I visited the store and I spoke to the Barnardo's manager and they're both really keen on this relationship,' Mr Young added.
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