Comedians and TV stars donate clothes to Kentish Town charity shop
PUBLISHED: 08:00 14 March 2015
Animal-loving comedians and television stars have donated clothes and belongings to a charity shop helping poorly pets.
PDSA, which helps pets in need of vets, chose Kentish Town launched their
The store in Kentish Town Road received donations from a number of celebrities.
Former star of The Only Way is Essex Lauren Goodger donated several items including a playsuit and handbag.
TV presenter Anthea Turner, herself a devoted pet owner, donated a blouse and a hoodie while comedian and owner of two pugs Russell Kane also donated belongings.
Ms Goodger said: “PDSA is an amazing charity and saves animals’ lives every day. But they need us to keep their shop shelves full by donating all those clothes, bags and shoes we no longer wear. So why not have a spring clear-out and help poorly pets?”
The appeal for more donations comes as the charity has seen a decline in donated stock for its nationwide chain of shops.
Mr Kane said: “I know just how much pets mean to people. I hate it when my pets are under the weather, so it’s vital that PDSA is here for those owners who struggle to afford vet bills. If I can do my bit to help bring in more stock, then I’m more than happy to lend a hand.”
Mrs Turner added: “I’m a big supporter of PDSA and the work they do for sick animals which is why I’m supporting their campaign to encourage everyone to have a Spring declutter and bring what they no longer need to one of the charity’s shops. Remember what you discard might be just what someone else needs. Please support your local PDSA shop.”
PDSA provides 2.7 million treatments to sick and injured pets every year through its 51 Pet Hospitals and needs to raise around £60 million annually to keep its vets on the front line.
PDSA Head of Retail, Philip Klette, expressed the charity’s gratitude for their celebrity supporters, saying: “Stars like Lauren, Russell and Anthea can reach so many people and we are thrilled that they care enough about pets to help our appeal in this way.
“Our donations of stock are down by around 138,000 bags since 2011 which means less items to sell to help pay for vital pet care in our Pet Hospitals. But we’re hoping that our star supporters can help reverse this trend, get those racks full again and continue to ensure we help as many poorly pets as possible.”
PDSA’s Spring Clean campaign runs until the end of April and for details on shop locations near you, visit pdsa.org.uk