It’s no secret that cancer has massively affected my family; it hasn’t so much affected as devastated it when we lost my beloved Mother back in 2014. Cancer affects so many families that it’s hard not to know someone who is going through it, has a close family member or friend that has battled it or sadly lost someone to such a dreadful disease.
As a parent, the words children and cancer in the same sentence is incomprehensible so whenever I have a big clear out, Cancer Research is always my chosen place to donate to as it’s such an important charity who hopefully one day will stop so many families suffering the pain, worries and heartbreak cancer brings to them. In the UK around 3,800 young people are diagnosed with cancer every year. That’s 10 young people every day. Just think about that for a second; pretty scary? Thanks to research though, more children are surviving it than ever before. In the 1970s more than a third survived, but now that’s three – quarters. You can often feel helpless but you can do your bit.
Did you know that you can take your used clothes, accessories and homewares to a TK Maxx store? I didn’t! The items you donate will be sold in Cancer Research UK shops and the proceeds are used to help beat kids’ cancer– there are permanent donation points in every store, so you can donate year-round. Since 2004, the Give up Clothes campaign has raised £22m for Cancer Research UK with £18m invested directly into research into childhood cancers. Donating clothes may not seem much but each bag could be worth as much as £30 which can make a huge difference in the fight against cancer.
We are long overdue a clear out of the girls wardrobes and with me on my losing weight health kick, there are already quite a few things that no longer fit so I will be popping them in on my next shop as my local TK Maxx also happens to be right by where we do our big food shop which is super handy. As the daffodils are starting to bloom why not have a spring clean? You can bag up your quality, unwanted clothes, accessories & homewares and take them to any TK Maxx store.
The items you donate are then sold by Cancer Research around the UK in their shops to raise much needed funds; if they cannot be sold they are recycled. All money raised will go directly towards helping beat kids’ cancers sooner. You will find donation points in every store so you can give up your clothes for good, all year round.
Why not have a quick look through your wardrobes? Raid the kids drawers to see what isn’t going to fit this summer? Or finally convince the husband that it’s time to let go of his 10 year old jeans that he can’t squeeze over his belly anymore? You can give up clothes and make a difference – today. #Igiveupmy
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