Thame charity shops in need of donations

Shaw Trust shop in need of donations
Shaw Trust shop in need of donations

Charity shops in Thame are calling out for unwanted Christmas presents to be donated to boost their stock.

With the current economic climate and the tough weather conditions, volunteers from the Shaw Trust in the High Street confirmed they were struggling to fill their shelves.

Volunteer Nicky Robinson said: “We desperately need more donations. We are particularly short of clothes and bric-a-brac so we are hoping people can donate their unwanted Christmas presents.”

The situation isn’t quite as bad at Oxfam as volunteers reported their donation levels remained about the same as last year.

But the shop is still in need of discarded presents to ensure it can remain full for some time.

Volunteer Wendy Bailey said: “We are always looking for unwanted presents and we normally find that we get a lot throughout the year.

“It is normally things like perfumes and smellies so I hope that people will think to donate them again this time.”

The problem at Oxfam is the shortage of volunteers and so Mrs Bailey is asking for more people to help out.