THE manager of a South Shields charity shop has made a desperate plea for summer stock.
Sue Glossop-Freebody, who runs the YMCA shop, in Ocean Road, said the store is in need of some seasonal clothing.
She said: “We have two seasons for our stock, winter and summer, and I’d love for more bright colours but I can only put out what we have.”
She has made the plea as the weather gets warmer, and people are having a spring clean.
The shop is also in need of books, videos, DVDs, children’s clothes and menswear.
The store is particularly in need of furniture, but they are not able to accept televisions.
Sue says that the recent decline in people donating seems to be because more people are turning to sites like eBay to sell their goods rather than donating.
She recently took part in the Sleep Easy event, which saw her and other volunteers sleep rough for a night.
She said: “It was really hard and it rained most of the night, but I’d definitely do it again.”
Sue and other fundraisers pulled in £1,435, which will be used to help provide a safe and warm place to stay for homeless young people.
The shop offers free pick-ups for any goods. These can be organised by calling 456 4381, or goods can be dropped off in store.