Christmas is almost here and local charity shops in Leeds are benefiting from this festive time.
By Georgie Eastabrook
Sue Ryder, a charity shop in Headingley, is receiving a higher number of customers due to the busy period and therefore more donations are being made.
Sales have increased, particularly in Christmas cards and Christmas jumpers. Zoe Robinson, area manager for the Sue Ryder store told Leeds Hacks: “People would rather buy their Christmas cards here than pay double from the usual retailers”
With many Christmas shoppers around Leeds over December, charity shop’s sales are receiving many sales, which is helping them out and benefiting the local economy.
Not only is December beneficial for charity shops, but January is too. January is a time for donations as people have unwanted gifts and old Christmas decorations to give away.
Adorah Mottram, shop supervisor at Sue Ryder told us: “Janary is a time where people want a clearout to make space for the new stuff they’ve just got, or to get rid of the presents received that they don’t want.”