81 students from Loughborough Students’ Union Action Department volunteered their time in October to help sort the extensive donations we received throughout 2020.

To ensure the process was Covid-19 safe, the students came on site in groups of up to 6 people, wore PPE at all times and had their temperatures checked on arrival.

The donations filled an entire room and the students worked extremely hard to process donations. In total, the students volunteered 2496 hours (104 days!) which highlights the scale of the project. We couldn’t have done this ourselves without the student’s time and energy.

Donations included clothes and accessories, bedding and other household items. Items were sorted into different boxes, labelled and stored in our donations warehouse. Support workers can easily access items and  have already been making use of the new facility to supply service users with clothing to help keep them warm and dry throughout the winter.

Any donations which we were unable to make use of were either recycled, donated to other local charities, sold or disposed of appropriately.                  

We are extremely grateful to the public who have donated their unwanted items and to the students of LSU Action who were so enthusiastic and helpful.

We are proud to be able to reuse so many items and pass these on to people in need which also helps to look after our environment preventing more landfill waste.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Rag Department at Loughborough Students’ Union who have recently donated £265 to the charity which will go towards purchasing ID for service users enabling them to access the vital services they need.

Thank you.